Sammy Vela is a sports fan who has always been surrounded by great cooking. He learned in his “mama’s kitchen” at an early age what it meant to “cook with love.”  Exceptional cuisine became his passion, and he always knew that someday he’d be a restaurateur. “It was a calling,” says Sammy, who credits his desire to serve others and his passion for great food.

As a teenager, Sammy accepted his first “official” job at a fast-food establishment and never looked back. “I learned about speed, efficiency and service, and took those skills to other restaurants, most notably Outback, where I was employed over the course of 15 years,” he says. His plan was to “piece it all together” and learn how (and how not) to operate a restaurant. He personally mastered every aspect of restaurant management, from the floor to the kitchen, and then opened his own establishments.

Today he is the proud owner of Sammy’s Sports Grill and Bar, located in Villagio. “Sammy’s Sports Bar & Grill is a great place for wings, burgers, finger foods and more!” says Sammy. There’s also a kid’s menu, and YOU are invited to join neighbors as they root for their favorite teams on the big screens. Have a beer and relax! Sammy’s Sports Bar & Grill is the go-to place in Katy for fun, food and friends. Bring your honey and enjoy a date night.