As proprietors of the famed Time Market, the Carlino family has been serving Santa Clara valley with the finest foods available since 1950. The Time Market served the community with produce, fresh meats and gourmet grocery items not available anywhere else. The market was known as much for the friendly and personalized service as it was for the quality and uniqueness of the merchandise. (Learn more about the Time Market and the extraordinary legacy of the Carlino family.)
Sam Carlino, Sr. sold his share of the business to his brother Joe in 1979, who later sold the market to the Jussen family. The shop is still in operation today as the Time Deli.
Sam Carlino, Jr. began his food career at age 8, helping his father make Italian sausage in the Time Market meat department, and later became a journeyman meat cutter for Zanotto's Market.
In 1992, father and son opened Sam's Bar-B-Que on Bascom Avenue, and have since continued the Carlino tradition of excellence in the food industry.
Sam's Bar-B-Que offers a wonderful array of barbeque meats from regions across the country. We use only the freshest ingredients, and all of our meats are slow-cooked with real wood-fired smoke that locks in the flavor and seals in the meat's natural juices.