Sam, also known as Samwah, Big & Tender, Hushpuppy, Slick Sam-stylie, True Grit, and Green Eggs & Sam, has been working for his brother since he was just a wee lad. Sam originally never wanted to work in a restaurant but was forced into it by his mother and father who could no longer stand his outlandish behavior at home. Yet after working in his brother’s kitchen for about two years, Sam decided to leave school, dropping out after 4th grade and never returning, and pursue his talents at the culinary arts. After showing signs of promise, Sam was sent to work at Smith Mountain Lake (mostly because of an ongoing feud with the front-of-the-house manager that was sure to end in a manslaughter charge had Sam stayed) to polish up on his leadership skills and, apparently, his way with the ladies. While extremely versatile and creative, Sam’s favorite dishes to prepare are toast, bacon-fried chicken nuggets, and cubed ham. When not at work, Sam can be found on the farm where, after nearly 10 years out of school, he is showing a revived interest in chemistry, botany, earth sciences, and home economics. His favorite beer is Fat Tire and his most memorable moment is “getting the milky”.

Key team members

Benjamin McGehee, Owner


Kim Criswell

Brian King

Jackie McGehee


Old Shed Guy

Mama Sue

John Michael McGehee

Sam McGehee