One of the thrills of blogging is extending the bounties ofÂ a life-changing discoveryÂ to countless readers. It’s that thrill that I resume with my describing Sam’s Hof BrauÂ and my adventures there.
Sam’s Hof Brau is a “time out” from the judging eyes of society’s nutritionists and vegans. It’s a place that people visit for only one reason – to get serious about eating a lot ofÂ very fine carved meat.
I discovered Sam’s about a month ago when a very great friend of mine took me there for my birthday. We literally ordered every cut of meat on the menu – some of them in abundance – and several sides of Sam’s excellent potato salad. Where one might expect the grim spectacle of Man vs. Food-like perseverance, I was instead enchanted by the succulence ofÂ every bite.
It started with an indecision as to what items we wanted toÂ order, and endedÂ with an impulse buy of the entire menu. Two waiters had to assist us in carryingÂ the food back to our table. One of them was particularly flummoxed, as you can see from this photograph taken at the scene.
It’s safe to say the wife and my friend’s girlfriend were embarrassed, though they were gracious.
Sam’s Hof Brau is located at Watt and El Camino. As Sac Rag covered previously, the ambience is fantastic. The menu is diverse (in theÂ rubric of meat, that is). AndÂ the serviceÂ is incredulously accomodating.
I’ve been there three times now, but only for dinner, so I really don’t know what their lunchtime crowd and menu are like.