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The Game is On and the Beer is Cold
Sam’s Place opened up in the old Belle Meade Bread and Company/Corner Market a few weeks ago and you’d think everyone in Belle Meade had been on the wagon for months. Business is booming and the cold beer and white wine are flowing.
Out with the dusty glass pendant lighting filled with purple sand and in with more than 30 giant flat screen televisions, clubby dark wood and booths. This really is the sports bar version of Sperry’s. But, let’s give it time to develop a warmer patina.
Family-friendly and inviting all around, you’ll know where to sit because the televisions are labeled with game schedules. Like the original Sam’s Sports Grill in Hillsboro Village, the food is generous and fresh, and requires no deep thinking. Most folks order nachos, chorizo queso, fish tacos, wings, onion rings, pizzas, burgers, the killer club sandwich or one of the hefty salads. There’s grilled salmon and roast chicken for anyone else.
Our only wish is that the draft beer (a decent selection of craft, local and the usual) was available in more customer-friendly sizes than just a giant 22-ounce glass for $8. How about some icy 12-ounce mugs for those of us who prefer to order two cold ones? You won’t mind having that second beer because the restrooms are up-to-date. Maybe this is just the incentive Sportsman’s Grille needs to renovate. Happy hour starts at 3pm, Monday through Friday.
Photo courtesy of Sam’s Place in Belle Meade.