This is the first non-Amy-written post of our blog. It’s by me, the guy frequently referred to as Matt. Here it goes…
To cap the work week and kick-off the weekend, we ventured out Friday night. Sam Bond’s Garage was the place and their version of Family Feud was the draw. Sam Bond’s is a small venue with nightly live entertainment of all types. Popular shows pack the house. This is a good excuse to go early, which becomes a good excuse to plan on eating there too. It helps that their food is quite good, as is their wide selection of beverages.
The ingredients for their menu are mostly, if not all, organic. Many ingredients, particularly the vegetables, are local too. We split their Hummus Plate, which had generous amounts of toasted pita, Sam Bond’s homemade hummus, feta (tasted like Alsea Acres to us), greens and cukes, Plenty of food for the two of us after some moderate snacking at home.
On to the Feud. Tom Heinl was our Richard Dawson, but brought much more game than the original. The set and sound effects rocked. Questions and answers were very Eugene. Local businesses were the “families”, with Wandering Goat and Poppi’s Anatolia facing off in the final rounds. The production of it all was such an experience that I can’t remember who won.
I’ve been patronizing Sam Bond’s for about 10 years now. Chalk up another great night.