The Hat

hat chili fries
Originally uploaded by illewminator.
If you go to The Hat, you'd better be prepared for cardiac arrest -- or at least some seriously artery-clogging fare.

The Hat is a chain featuring their signature hot pastrami dip sandwiches, burgers, fries, and other stuff that you know is bad for you, yet you crave every so often.

Pictured above is our humongous order of chili cheese fries with a side of gravy and a half of a pastrami dip sandwich. Suffice it to say that you'd better have at least 3-4 people to finish off one order of chili fries and we usually split the pastrami sandwich between 2 people. If you're really hungry, you could finish off a whole sandwich by yourself, but you might regret it afterwards.

The Hat's pastrami is not the best quality pastrami to be had in LA, but it's probably the cheapest and quite possibly the only place you can get it with a side of chili cheese fries and an horchata ole (plus all the condiments you can snag from their seemingly endless supply).

The Hat can be found in various locations throughout the San Gabriel Valley.


Blogger NuttinButGlutton said...

I like to mix in some onion rings in the chili fries mess. It ends up looking like dog food, but if dog food tastes that good, bring on the Alpo.

3/21/2005 11:31 AM  
Blogger J said...

i find myself finding two friends and sharing JUST the chili fries because it is THAT humongous. in fact, the Hat chili fries is a bonding device for a couple of my friends...which we coined it a "bond-a-thon"....er. don't ask.

the burgers aren't that bad...typical grill fare. i like to get the Junior size for a cheap and quick treat. i mean...in my opinion, any burger stand that does NOT have a junior sized burger is NOT a burger stand worth a leg to stand on....uh...whatever that means.

3/23/2005 4:59 PM  
Blogger grant said...

can someone tell me what the heck jenny is talking about?

3/24/2005 12:40 AM  
Blogger Mac Connoisseur said...

If you can't decide between ordering a Pastrami sandwich or a burger, just order their Pastrami burger. Yeah, go straight for the heart attack and get both meats under one roof. Tasty! Oh...and for the icing on the cake, order a side of their famous chilli fries.

3/24/2005 9:29 AM  
Blogger grant said...

dude. a side of gravy?
what's wrong, not enough cholesterol as it was?

3/28/2005 12:52 AM  
Blogger illewminator said...

the side of gravy is for those moments when you get the fry unmolested by the chili and want to feel like a poutine-eating canadian.

3/28/2005 1:29 AM  

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