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Sahm’s Tavern & Big Lug Tap 435 N. Capitol Ave.

That’s right another Sahm’s. Some might say that reviewing one is like reviewing them all. Well this isn’t Mickey D’s. There may be some commonality in the menu selections, however even these aren’t identical. Since the introduction of Rockstone Pizza; a wood fired pie; you can order pizza at several of their locations.

The base price for a 10 inch pie is $10 with a $1.39 charge for toppings. Pat ordered double mushrooms.

Another thing all the Sahm’s I have been to have in common are outstanding salads. Even the standard side salad is exceptionally well done. I think their secret is they pay attention to each salad they make. They treat them as some thing more than just a side dish. This is quite evident in their entre salads.

This is the Chop Chop Salad. A huge salad loaded with diced bacon, peppadew peppers, capacolla, black olives, blue cheese, pistachios, beets and grape tomatoes. To me the cool thing about this salad is that the greens are tossed in a balsamic vinaigrette and a creamy Italian before the goodies are added. I liked the double dressing and especially liked the greens being dressed in the beginning. That is how salads used to be served. Now this is an epic salad. For an up charge you can gild the Lily by adding steak or chicken. All of their big salads are available as full or half. I got the full for $10. The half is $6.

Another plus for ordering a salad is that you get a slice of their coffee cake. I guess that is your reward for eating your veggies.

It is such a simple confection. A sweet cake with a nut paste in the center and dusted with powdered sugar. So simple yet so good. Another addition to all the Sahm’s is Big Lug Beer. That is the Sahm’s Brewery and has been around 3 or 4 years. I believe they were one of the first beer joints to offer their beer in a glass other than a pint. They still do and it is still a great beer.


6 responses

  1. Goodness, you can’t beat that salad and coffee cake with a stick! Rare is the time I order a salad entree, since I eat so many at home, but with pistachios and beets to kick it up (and double dressing), that sounds like a great mixture of flavors. Of course, I’ve never heard of a Sahm’s, but I’d sure try it.

    October 4, 2018 at 10:33 am

    • Well I don’t eat salads at home that often. I don’t keep all of that stuff in the cupboard. That is just another reason I enjoy Sahm’s so much.

      October 4, 2018 at 4:48 pm

      • Good point. Produce dies quickly, so it’s a burden to buy and eat it before the Grim Reaper comes for it.

        October 4, 2018 at 4:56 pm

      • True story

        October 4, 2018 at 5:02 pm

  2. That coffee cake is the cat’s meow! I live for that — when the salad wears off, nothin beats 3:00 coffee cake from Sahm’s! 🙂

    October 5, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    • I admire your self control. I ate my cake right after I finished the salad.

      October 5, 2018 at 11:25 pm

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