What is your idea of a ‘Satan Sandwich’?

Fat City just received a phone call from the assignment desk of a local TV station: “Hey, where can we get a sugarcoated Satan sandwich in Kansas City?” asked the assignment editor. He was referring to Missouri Congressman Emanuel Cleaver’s morning tweet railing against the debt-ceiling deal. The Rev. Cleaver called the deal a “sugar-coated satan sandwich. If you lift the bun, you will not like what you see.”

It’s not uncommon for a religious figure — even a fictional one — to find satanic influences in food: Remember Dana Carvey’s humorless “Enid Strict,” the uptight “Church Lady” from Saturday Night Live? In one sketch, she berates a young woman for serving a satanic “Cherry Jello Jubilee” dessert.

I’m sure I’ve never had a “sugar-coated satan sandwich” in this city, but I’ve tasted a couple that have come kind of close.

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