Tale of the Tape: Fette Sau

Stephen Starr is bringing Joe Carroll’s Fette Sau to Fishtown and the barbecue, beer and brown liquor joint will open Wednesday, October 17th.

The Space at Fette Sau

  • Fette Sau is German for “fat pig”
  • Indoor/Outdoor seating.
  • Outdoor picnic tables are warmed by heat lamps.
  • 130 seats at communal tables.
  • Building has an industrial feel:
    • Exposed beams
    • Concrete floor
    • Reclaimed wood

The Food at Fette Sau

  • Rotating selection of six meats served daily, sourced from local farmers.
  • Food is ordered by weight from a walk-up counter.
  • Meats range from $18 to $24 per pound. Sausages are $4 per link.
  • See the Fette Sau menu board
  • Sides Include:
    • Broccoli Salad
    • Pickles
    • Sauerkraut
    • House Made Coleslaw
    • Burnt End Baked Beans
    • Potato Chips
  • Barbecue sauce is secondary to the meat.
    • Carroll recommends trying the meat without the sauces first.
    • Three varieties of sauce are available in squirt bottles, mix them together to your specification.
  • In coming weeks look for bacon and other cured meats to be available to-go.

The Drinks at Fette Sau

  • 9 beers, 1 cider on tap
  • All drinks are ordered and served at a bar adjacent the meat ordering station
  • Beers can be ordered by the glass, half-gallon or full gallon container.
  • 3 custom beers from local brewers – Earth Bread + Brewery, Sly Fox and Dock Street.
  • The rest of the list represents Philadelphia and New York.
  • Extensive North American whiskey and bourbon list.

Photos of Fette Sau

Hours at Fette Sau
5 to 11 p.m. weekdays
noon to 11 p.m. weekends
1208 Frankford Ave, Philadelphia, PA
(215) 391-4888