Attempting to win the dining public’s geometrical popularity contest, avocado octagons and zucchini ushered in onion rings’ presidential reign. Hit the geometry books with this treat and more with today’s Groupon: for $15, you get $30 worth of food and drink from Sam’s Bar & Grill in Altoona.
Catering to sports fans and dining delegates, Sam’s Bar has been slinging king-sized helpings of both since opening its doors in 2010. Sam’s menu perfects bite-sized treats by offering barroom favs like jalapeño poppers ($7.95), a pound of wings ($8.95) and breaded dill pickle spears ($6.95). It’s tough to celebrate team championships and lunar drag racing victories without sharing pizza and Sam’s plentiful pies are sliced up with tantalizing toppings ranging from Italian sausage to red onion (12” cheese for $12 with $1 additional per topping). Attending to the attention demands of buns, the bar and grill slips an impressive array of treats between needy breads, like the hand-breaded pork tenderloin sandwich ($8.95). Those looking to sit down and tuck a napkin into their collar, will revel in Sam’s entrée menu, featuring steaks and chicken, but also the house specialty, Cavatelli ($9.95) and features pasta smothered in homemade sauce, baked to cheesy perfection. Aiming to please parched palettes, Sam’s also offers a full bar and fire hose for quenching dusty drink holes.
Sam’s Bar & Grill keeps scorecards up-to-date by blazing nine flat screen televisions with all the latest sports action from both college and the pros. Add in funky touches like snowshoes on the wall, comfy wooden chairs and ample tableage and Sam’s leaps to the head of the food chain of pubs.
3160 8th St. SW
Altoona, Iowa 50009