Monday, November 18, 2013
Thursday, November 7, 2013
Hooman Saffarian is the owner/chef of this wonderful place. Of Persian origin, but as he describes himself, proudly South African, he is the standard bearer of the present incarnation of Sloppy Sam.
But how can we talk about Sloppy Sam without mentioning Strati Constanides, the previous padrone.
This lovely gentle Greek cooked his way into the hearts of a generation of food lovers. He cooked for us. He fussed over us and prepared our favourites and woe-betide anyone who left food on their plates. In a simple café on the Main Road Sea Point, he and his wife Esmini produced the food we remember with such joy and nostalgia. Greek food at its finest. When Strati hung up his apron, we all thought that the world would come to an end. We mourned when he died and filled the obituary columns with tributes.