The week after Thanksgiving is a busy week for everybody. We all seem to be catching up after the long weekend. It can be hard getting back in the groove of work. One evening that week, we were all tired and I hadn't planned any dinner. Remembering that I had seen Sammy's on a groupon e-mail, I went and purchased one. I wasn't sure if I would be able to use it that day as it often makes you wait 24 hours. Not the case, we could use it right away. That was all the motivation we needed to head out for dinner.
Sammy's is located in the same building as a former dance club/event center. It's odd using the restroom when you have to walk across the dance floor to get there. Thankfully, no party was in progress. It will be interesting when you have to walk through during a wedding reception. Of course, if it's like some wedding receptions I have been to, most of the attendees will be ditching the reception to walk into Sammy's for some good food.
The Employees are very excited and enthusiastically greet you when you walk in the door. They are happy to explain the menu and make suggestions. Given the uniqueness of the burger choices, we needed some recommendations. I went with the Sammy's Masterpiece: 1/3 pound burger with provolone cheese, sauteed onion & mushroom, bacon, guacamole, BBQ sauce, lettuce & tomato. Rachel went with Hyrum's Awesome Aussie Burger: 1/3 pound burger with cheddar cheese, ham, fried egg, grilled onions, grilled pineapple, sliced pickled beet, lettuce and fry sauce. Now how is that for unique?
We also ordered some fresh cut battered fries and sweet potato fries. Our total came to less than the $20 value of the groupon so of course we had to add a dessert. Sammy's is known for their Famous Real Pie Shakes so why not indulge? The only problem was choosing one. They have fresh fruit cheesecakes shakes, apple cobbler shakes, peach cobbler, banana cream pie, oreo, blueberry, cherry shakes and more. It was one of those rare feelings of contentment while being overwhelmed.
|Hyrum's Awesome Aussie|
The Sammy's Masterpiece Burger was delicious. Flavorful grilled onions, mushrooms and bacon can make anything taste good. It went perfectly with the meat. The guacamole flavor was faint, probably due to being drown out by the other ingredients. The buns are also a delicious component. My guess is that they come from Stoneground.
I took a bite of Hyrum's Awesome Burger. Wow, there were a lot of flavors in that burger. When you first bite in you wonder if the various ingredients are pulling everything in different directions or drawing it all together. Whoever thought of a pickled beet on a burger? I do have to say that I liked it. Sammy's knows burgers.
|Ruby highly approves of the Chocolate Cream Oreo Pie Shake|
For the shake we went with Chocolate Cream Oreo Pie. They have pieces of real pie in there. It was incredible. Most milkshakes are whipped ice cream with flavoring thrown inside. This is a pie whipped into a shake with some cream. I'm sure if you ate one of these everyday, you would die young but it may just be worth it. Pace yourself.
26 East 600 South
Salt Lake City, Utah, 84111