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Pictured is Sam’s Triple Crown’s meatball sandwich ($6.75), a homestyle inspired sub with hand-rolled Angus beef meatballs, drenched in marinara sauce and covered in hot giardiniera. (Photo by Erik Schmidt/22nd Century Media)
Erik Schmidt, Assistant Editor
5:10 pm CST February 21, 2014

Sam LaRocco — a spot-on archetype for the large, gregarious Italian family man — isn’t the kind of guy who would cook something he doesn’t eat. And though his pant size has perhaps suffered over the years because of that philosophy, the patrons of Sam’s Triple Crown are better for it.

“If you’re a skinny restaurant owner, then there’s a problem,” LaRocco said. “I won’t put something on the menu that I don’t think is great food. I mean, look at me, I have a hard time picking our best dish because they’re all good.”