Two Hippies Founders Open New Fat Ass Burger Shop in Phoenix
|No more Beach House on 16th Street.|
We were a little dismayed to drive down 16th Street in Phoenix recently and discover a new sign plastered on the funky little green shack that used to house an outpost of Two Hippies Beach House.
|There's a new big boy in town.|
They took over the spot in March and ran under the radar until about three weeks ago, when the restaurant was rechristened, "Fat-Ass Burgers," after their bestselling meat patties.
|The hippie vibe is still alive inside Fat Ass.|
The restaurant will look mighty familiar to locals who've popped in the cluttered beach shack before. The ceiling and walls are lined with groovy psychedelic peace posters, and the shelves are filled with knick-knacks like iridescent hula-hoops and a pastel-colored ceramic VW Bug.
The smothered hot dogs and tacos Two Hippies is known for are still on the menu, along with cheese steak and a more prominent Semi-Famous Fat Ass Burger section.
Andy isn't certain how the name Fat Ass originated, though he says Fat Ass Burgers were often on the menu at the Long Wong's locations opened by his brother. Whatever the source, the new moniker is drawing folks in, so much so that the Goldsteins are looking to expand the Fat Ass franchise in the future. Until then, Andy, Kim and one of their sons can be found in their new home base at 3102 North 16th Street in Phoenix, wearing tie-dyed aprons and serving Fat Asses to their loyal fans.
|The Semi-famous Fat Ass Burger.|