By Amy Sowder
Northwestern Westchester is one restaurant richer since September with the opening of Fat Sal’s Bar & Grill in Buchanan.
Opened by the team behind Augie’s Prime Cut in Mohegan Lake, Fat Sal’s is a more casual beef-centric eatery with a happy cartoon cow as the restaurant mascot.
First, it’s a bar: Guests can choose from 20 beers on tap, varieties such as Captain Lawrence Pale Ale, Guinness, Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA, Bull and Barrel Honey Blueberry and Goose Island 312. Happy hour drink specials are available 4 to 7 p.m. Monday to Friday.
Fat Sal’s is also a spot to watch the NFL game. There are seven big-screen TVs. During every NFL game, there’s a special Tailgate menu for in-house dining.
And yes, it’s a restaurant with bar food galore.
Order wings Buffalo style with mild, medium or hot intensity; or Indian Point, Sal’s Way or No Way, flavored with barbecue, teriyaki, Thai chili or garlic. Get a New York-style pastrami sandwich stacked high and served with cole slaw and pickle. Or the Philly Cheesesteak House Special, made with sirloin, peppers, onions, mushrooms and Cheese Wiz.
The baby back ribs are slow roasted for 18 hours, slathered with house-made barbecue sauce and served with fries and cole slaw. The Toasted Mac & Cheese consists of small pasta shells with cheese sauce and toasted bread crumbs. The Guiness-battered cod with hand-cut chips with housemade tartar or cocktails sauce is Fat Sal’s version of the traditional fish and chips.
There’s also house-made bottles of barbecue sauce for sale, proceeds of which go to Autism Speaks. Plans are under way for Sunday brunch.
Fat Sal’s, 265 Tate Ave., Buchanan, is open noon to late daily, except for Tuesday, when the place is closed. To order take-out or to find out more, call 914-930-1770 or visit www.fatsalsbarandgrill.com.