Fat Cat Bar and Grill has the best burgers in town! Their ingredients come from local farms and ranches. Which is great because you’re supporting local that supports local. The beef is 100% grass fed from Bently Ranch. They also offer plant based, free range chicken, lamb, turkey, and salmon patties. The food is so fresh, and you know where it comes from, which is something you can’t say everywhere you go. And if that’s not enough, they support local live music and djs.
I won’t lie. The menu is a little pricey, but you get what you pay for. From the local meat, to the Truckee Sourdough bread delivered daily, to the house made catsup, everything is fresh and delicious. Also, they have a friendly staff and inviting atmosphere.
The restaurant has a nice farmhouse feel. A lovely open space with an outdoor patio. On top of that, the restaurant is doing a great job of taking the necessary precautions to practice social distancing.
We chose a perfect day to go because on Fridays they have $5 Frisky Kitties. You may be wondering, what is a Frisky Kitty? It is their signature cocktail with vodka, lemonade, cranberry juice, and St-Germaine Liqueur float. It is so refreshing! Fantastic for a summer day.
I did the build your own burger with a beef patty “willson style” which comes with thousand island dressing and pickles. I recommend it! Craig got the Firecracker which is pretty spicy if that’s up your alley. And Colin got the one, the ONLY, the Famous “Fat Cat” burger WITH mac and cheese.
Fat Cat doesn’t have any food challenges but if they did Colin could do it. He ate the whole thing. Craig and I didn’t know whether to be disgusted or impressed.
Overall, it was a great start to the weekend! Fat Cat is located at 1401 S Virginia St in midtown. They also have another location up in Tahoe. Don’t forget $5 Frisky Friday and their happy hour is Sunday-Friday 4:00-6:30pm! Continue to support local during this time. Check them out and follow them on Instagram to stay up to date on events and specials!