FatHeads is probably a must-see on anyone's Pittsburgh visit. While the wait can take a while, my group didn't mind because it gave us a chance to sample some of the 100 or so reasonably-priced beers on tap and sidle in at the crowded bar. My friends mentioned that this is one of those bars that gets crowded earlier in the evening (dinnertime) and not so much late-night.
Table management is brisk so we were seated after about 30-45 minutes (who keeps track after a few brews?). We ordered the fried mushrooms, coated in a slightly herbed batter, served with a mild horseradish sauce on the side. We also tried the hot parmesan wings, and some perogies. The perogies were my favorite, with a side of sour cream. Fried crispy on the outside and soft and mooshy on the inside. Total comfort. The boys loved the wings and we all devoured the mushrooms.
We were full by the time the sandwiches arrived but that wouldn't stop us from digging in. But I could only finish half of my sandwich! It was a ham and swiss topped with chicken spinach artichoke dip, tomato, and then fried on the grill. Even the ham inside was fried on the grill! The sandwiches came with a side of chips, and the burgers with fries (as if you'd have room for them). Children had portions bigger than their heads. This place truly lives up to the name! With a sandwich called the artery clogger (although all of them should be called that) you know what you're getting into. Even the salads have cheese, bacon, and potatoes in them.
While we meant this place to be a starting point for our night, after our indulgences, we needed to rest and digest. A place not to miss!