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JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
2013/09/15 11:37:24
Great idea gone bad:
Wisconsin is fortunate to have Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun committed to this great state. Both Aaron and Ryan are dedicated to excellence both on and off the field and want to continue to give back to their cherished fan-base through 8-twelve.

SURG Restaurant Group is also committed to Wisconsin through our award-winning restaurants. Much of the produce, beef and pork are sourced through Mike Polaski's (Co-owner/CEO SURG) very own Hidden Creek Farms located in New London, Wisconsin. 8-twelve's focus is on local product with the help of Hidden Creek, other local Wisconsin Farms and 8-twelve's very own herb garden located outside the patio.

Our chefs Rafael Elisea and Andrew Miller display their passion by using local and sustainable product. 8-twelve's menu was developed to highlight Wisconsin and its tastes while paralleling the talents of Wisconsin MVP's Aaron Rodgers and Ryan Braun. After the first bite you will realize our chefs have scored!
I suspect SURG Restaurants may be trying to avoid accusations of serving PED-tainted meats, because last week they terminated their relationship with Braun:
SURG has ended its business relationship with Milwaukee Brewers outfielder Ryan Braun, and the restaurant bearing his name in the Third Ward will close at the end of the year, the restaurant group announced today, further fallout from Braun's suspension.
 
His name will be removed from the restaurant at 102 N. Water St. Braun’s name already has been removed from the restaurant's website, including from the URL. The restaurant now is called simply Graffito instead of Ryan Braun’s Graffito.
 
SURG also will change the name of 8-Twelve MVP Bar & Grill in Brookfield as well as the name of the restaurant under development at Bayshore Town Center in Glendale. SURG is continuing its business relationship with Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers, the "Twelve" in 8-Twelve.
I am also reading Jerry Kramer's Distant Replay which recounts a 1984 reunion of the Packers' Super Bowl teams. Several of the 60's Packers were owners of a variety of restaurants and restaurant franchises. Who can name the player or players associated with the following restaurants?
  • The Left Guard
  • Northern Wisconsin Pizza Hut franchises
  • Chi Chi's
  • Rocky Rococo Pizza
  • Shenanigan's
Kramer writes that many of the Packer alumni give credit to Coach Lombardi for their success in business, including these restaurants.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2013/09/15 11:53:52
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 11:58:07
I never heard of Distant Replay. I'm going to order a copy. Thanks for the information.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 16:07:55
Back in the day Johnny Bench had the Home Plate Restaurant in Florence, KY (which was turned into an OG and now torn down and the NEW OG is on that spot)
 
Max Montoya (Cincy Bengals) has a family Mexican restaurant in NKY, it is really good and fun to go on birthday's
 
Elway's in Denver - John Elway
Short's Burger & Shine - Nate Kaeding - Iowa City
Ditka's - Mike Ditka - Various
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 17:07:13
There was a LeRoy Selmon's BBQ in Tampa (or a number of them....don't recall). I am pretty sure that they failed.
 
I remember eating at a barbecue joint in Dallas that had the name of a former Cowboy, but I cannot recall whom. It also failed.
 
I suspect that these restaurants remain popular for about as long as the athletes remain popular...and then fade off into oblivion.
 
I don't recall ever having a particularly memorable meal at either of the places I mentioned above, nor the times I have dined at a Shula's Steakhouse, though I recall a friend speaking favorably about the now-defunct Mickey Mantle's in NYC, though I suspect that was more for alcohol consumption than for the food.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 18:10:18
Don't forget Stan Musial's in St. Louis.
CajunKing
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 18:27:18
Shula's was always overhyped to me.  More Name than substance.
 
 
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 19:44:41
I thought these were all gone by now, but apparently there's still one in Alexandria.  I used to like their food back in the day.
 
http://theismanns.com/
mar52
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 19:47:29
Do college stars count?
 
Papadakis Taverna in San Pedro was great.  Unfortunately John Papdakis closed it in 2010.
 
 
The Travelin Man
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 20:05:06
Michael Hoffman

Don't forget Stan Musial's in St. Louis.

I don't remember Musial having a place, but I do know that Mike Shannon has a place near the stadium that is popular with the jock crowd.
 
As an aside, I was at a trade show set up next to Stan Musial's great-granddaughter this past spring. Apparently, we work in the same industry. We were in St. Louis, her name badge had the Musial name on it, so I asked. I'm sure she gets asked whether she is a relation a lot - it's not like it is a common name.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 20:22:55
The last time I ate at Stan Musial's was, I think, 1992. I was in St. Louis for a trade show. Musial stopped by our table to say hello. I managed to keep from asking him how in hell he was able to hit a ball with his ridiculous batting stance.
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 20:29:36
Jim Hart and Dan Dierdorf were involved with a St. Louis steakhouse for a number of years, I believe.
 
"The Left Guard" was Fuzzy Thurston's restaurant.  And the logical choice for "Shenanigan's" would have to be Paul Hornung.
 
Perhaps Ryan Braun should contact companies like Ocean Spray, Minute Maid, and the like to see if an ad campaign featuring "clean juice" might work.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 21:04:55
Max McGee was Fuzzy's partner in some The Left Guard locations. They each also got in on the ground floor of Pizza Hut in Wisconsin with Bob Long, a wide receiver from Wichita State. Long worked at the original Pizza Hut location while in college and was given an opportunity to open the Wisconsin Pizza Huts by the chain's founder.
 
According to Jerry Kramer, Max invested $2000 in Pizza Hut and later sold his share for 100 times that. He used that money to convert his Minneapolis The Left Guard into the first Chi Chi's. He later sold his stake in Chi Chi's to Pepsi for another 100 times his investment.
 
Fuzzy's The Left Guard restaurants lost popularity and eventually he went bankrupt. Shenanigans was Fuzzy bar/restaurant at the time of the reunion.
 
Bob Long also franchised Rocky Rococo's, with Bart Starr as one of his investors.
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/15 21:25:42
In Baltimore we had Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm restaurant up until the mid-90s.  Food was nothing special, but had many opportunities to meet my boyhood idol there.  Of course, Gino Marchetti and Alan Ameche of the Colts started the Gino's Hamburgers chain.  Although I appreciate the achievements they had as players, Gino's was never my favorite burger joint.  They have tried to resurrect the chain several times, but I've never felt the need to relive the magic.
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 02:21:55
Dan Majerle, Former Suns Star and now Coach At Grand Canyon University has 5-6 Sports Bars in AZ and opening more.
 http://www.majerles.com/
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 08:15:13
Bill Zuber's Restaurant in Homestead (Amana Colonies) Iowa is a very solid German restaurant.
 
Zuber -
Cleveland Indians (1936-1940)
Washington Senators (1941-1942)
New York Yankees (1943-1946)
Boston Red Sox (1946-1947)
post edited by WarToad - 2013/09/16 08:17:19
cavandre
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 09:21:30
A couple or more decades ago, the Mets' Rusty Staub had a NYC restaurant that served pretty good ribs.
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 10:52:15
Treetop Tom

In Baltimore we had Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm restaurant up until the mid-90s.  Food was nothing special, but had many opportunities to meet my boyhood idol there.  Of course, Gino Marchetti and Alan Ameche of the Colts started the Gino's Hamburgers chain.  Although I appreciate the achievements they had as players, Gino's was never my favorite burger joint.  They have tried to resurrect the chain several times, but I've never felt the need to relive the magic.

 
Gino's was successful for many reasons - they hit the fast food trend very early, before McDs and a couple of others  expanded big time, to many they had decent fast food, they had good marketing, and they had one advantage menu wise: When The Colonel was marketing the KFC concept to already established local chains like Harman's in Utah, Gino's was able to secure the rights for KFC for a big chunk of the east coast. That gave them an advantage even when McDs started moving in the area.  
post edited by ConeyIslandLou - 2013/09/16 12:59:25
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 11:14:06
Don't forget Jack Dempsey's.
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 11:17:30
And I remember Crazy Legs in, I think Studio City. That was Pro Football hall of Famer Elroy Hirsch, who played for the Rams when they were still the Los Angeles Rams.
Davebassman
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 11:21:06
In Northern Virginia, former Redskin QB, Joe Theisman had a couple of restaurants for a while. The one in Alexandria is still open. Used to stop in for a drink on the way home from work occasionally.
 
Former Redskin coach Richie Pettibone had his name on a couple of restaurants in No.VA. for a few years. My wife and I used to eat at the one in Oakton. Pretty good neighborhood joint with decent food.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 11:48:25
Since Mike Ditka's from nearby Aliquippa, PA, they have a Ditka's restaurant here in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  We really like eating there and it is our go to place for steak.  We were told that Momma Ditka comes in on a regular basis.   Just the mental image of what Iron Mike's mom must be like is enough to get me laughing. 
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 12:22:05
ConeyIslandLou

Gino's was successful for many reasons - they hit the fast foo trend very early, before McDs and a couple of others  expanded big time, to many they had decent fast food, they had good marketing, and they had one advantage menu wise: When The Colonel was marketing the KFC concept to already established local chains like Harman's in Utah, Gino's was able to secure the rights for KFC for a big chunk of the east coast. That gave them an advantage even when McDs started moving in the area.  

Very true.  In the DC Metro area where I grew up, Tops Drive-Ins had the KFC franchise and it sold tremendously.  So much so, in fact, that rival chain Hot Shoppes began selling "Pappy Parker's Smoky Mountain style Fried Chicken" at all of their restaurants, cafeterias and fast-food (Jr. Hot Shoppes) outlets.  It was good, I preferred it to KFC.  They had a whole backstory for Pappy that ran in the newspapers: http://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1298&dat=19630906&id=peFNAAAAIBAJ&sjid=J4sDAAAAIBAJ&pg=1850,5389314
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 13:09:54
Great responses. You never know the direction a thread will take once it gets started.
 
There seem to be an awful lot of sport star restaurants that have failed. Does it seem like they fail more than other restaurants? Most of the ones that have been mentioned above are from decades ago. There is probably a similar percentage of non-star endorsed places that have failed or are operating under a new name and/or ownership.
ConeyIslandLou
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 13:16:41
The late 60s landscape was littered with failed fast food franchises named for and/or backed by famous athletes.... Joe Namath, Mickey Mantle, and a few others all tried doing that. 
 
 
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 14:57:54
cavandre

A couple or more decades ago, the Mets' Rusty Staub had a NYC restaurant that served pretty good ribs.
Given Le Grande Orange's reputation as a gourmand that wouldn't come as a surprise.
 
buffetbuster

Since Mike Ditka's from nearby Aliquippa, PA, they have a Ditka's restaurant here in the Pittsburgh suburbs. We really like eating there and it is our go to place for steak. We were told that Momma Ditka comes in on a regular basis. Just the mental image of what Iron Mike's mom must be like is enough to get me laughing.
Best you do that behind closed doors.  If she's tough enough to be his mom I'm pretty sure she can mop the floor with you, me, and 99% of the general population!
tkitna
Double Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/16 23:27:55
buffetbuster

Since Mike Ditka's from nearby Aliquippa, PA, they have a Ditka's restaurant here in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  We really like eating there and it is our go to place for steak.  We were told that Momma Ditka comes in on a regular basis.   Just the mental image of what Iron Mike's mom must be like is enough to get me laughing. 

 
My wife and I stopped at the Ditka's in Robinson (i'm not sure if thats the only Pittsbugh location) because everywhere else was packed. It was lunch time and I had a very good Burger. So good in fact, I want to go back for another. My wife and I have wanted to hit it for dinner and a steak, but havent gotten the chance yet.
post edited by tkitna - 2013/09/16 23:41:29
Foodbme
Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 00:05:49
I don't think the failure rate of "Star" restaurants is any greater than the general restaurant population but seems that way only because of the "Press" they get when they do close. Higher profile, more publicity.
CCinNJ
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 01:01:37
Sport star in the Broadcasting Dept. & Roadfood (restaurant) connection...

Jane & Michael Stern are the authors of...The Harry Caray's Restaurant Cookbook.

http://mobile.harrycarays.com/
post edited by CCinNJ - 2013/09/17 01:02:55
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 08:15:32
tkitna

buffetbuster

Since Mike Ditka's from nearby Aliquippa, PA, they have a Ditka's restaurant here in the Pittsburgh suburbs.  We really like eating there and it is our go to place for steak.  We were told that Momma Ditka comes in on a regular basis.   Just the mental image of what Iron Mike's mom must be like is enough to get me laughing. 


My wife and I stopped at the Ditka's in Robinson (i'm not sure if thats the only Pittsbugh location) because everywhere else was packed. It was lunch time and I had a very good Burger. So good in fact, I want to go back for another. My wife and I have wanted to hit it for dinner and a steak, but havent gotten the chance yet.

 
Thanks for the info on the burger.  Since they make such a good steak, it sure seems they would make a quality burger, too.  I will have to stop in for lunch sometime soon.
 
When Ditka's first opened up here in Robinson Twp., they did have chicken vesuvio on the menu.  Before ordering it, I questioned the waitress and they said it wasn't the typical version you would see on the a menu in Chicago.  Needless to say, I didn't order it.  I can only assume they Pittsburghized it, by adding French fries and chipped ham on top!
It is no longer on the menu.
 
ScreamingChicken-
I am thinking about a woman who looks like the late Anne Ramsey, with a cigar hanging out of her mouth, who could wipe up the floor with the both of us.  Actually, we have been told that she is quite sweet.
mjambro
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 15:13:31
Guess it's me, but I've avoided any restaurant that is connected with a sports hero.  I mean what do any of them have to do with preparing a good meal, other than recognition of their financial backing?  Then again, I've never been much of a groupee.  There are way too many great places to try without resorting to some marketing gimmick.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 17:44:23
When a place earns a good reputation, I'll go.
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 20:15:48
mjambro

Guess it's me, but I've avoided any restaurant that is connected with a sports hero.  I mean what do any of them have to do with preparing a good meal, other than recognition of their financial backing?  Then again, I've never been much of a groupee.  There are way too many great places to try without resorting to some marketing gimmick.

mjambro,
 
I don't necessarily avoid the sports restaurants, but I don't recall going to any restaurants owned by sports stars. Rocky Rococo is an old favorite, but I never knew the Packers connection until reading Distant Replay.
 
I ate at a previous incarnation of 8-Twelve, but hadn't gone to the Braun-Rodgers restaurant despite the good reviews and great word of mouth endorsements.
 
Jim
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/17 21:14:41
How did I forget this place?

 
I find it hard to believe that Brent Farve's Steakhouse is still operating in Green Bay. Especially after he wore that pathetic purple blouse for two seasons. The restaurant is located just 2 blocks away from the hallowed frozen tundra of Lambeau Field which certainly helps. There used to be one located in Milwaukee, but I think that location closed while he was still a Packer.
post edited by JRPfeff - 2013/09/18 21:46:04
WarToad
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 08:13:29
Had Farve just retired in 2007 my memories of him would be untainted.  But alas, I've thrown him from the pedestal he once occupied.  Then I burned the pedestal.
ann peeples
Sirloin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 09:59:46
Jrpfeff-the original Rocky was in Madison in the mid 70s. Think George Webbs at 2 am....lol!
 
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 13:09:32
I remember both Mickey Mantle's on CPS (W. 59th.) and Jack Dempsey's down by MSG/Penn Station.
 
When he was playing for the Wizards, MJ had his own steakhouse in WDC.  Both he and his restaurant didn't do too well in DC.
ken8038
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 13:26:55
I'm old enough to have had a drink at Bachelors III in NYC, owned by Joe Namath, Derek Sanderson, and Jim Colclough of the NE Patriots. I really don't remember too much about it except that my friend and I were the only two guys in the place that didn't look like either a football player or a lunkhead trying to look like a football player.
 
Mickey Mantle's was passable, but you mainly went because it was, well, Mickey Mantles.
 
A Couple of years ago I went to a business lunch at Michael Jordan's Steakhouse in Grand Central Station. Lovely space, decent food, luckily I wasn't paying.  What was odd that other than the name, there was nothing Michael Jordan-ish about it. No memorabilia, pix, basketballs...nothing.
love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 16:14:40
How could I forget Lefty O'Doul's in San Francisco?!?!
 
http://www.leftysf.com/
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 16:22:59
love2bake

How could I forget Lefty O'Doul's in San Francisco?!?!

http://www.leftysf.com/

Wow! I didn't know Lefty O'Doul's was still around. The last time I ate there was, well, a long time ago. Do they still have corned beef and cabbage?
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 16:50:36
Fran O'Brien, a lineman for the Browns, Skins, & Steelers had several places around the DC Metro area.  He had O'Brien's Steakhouse in the Capital Hilton and O'Brien's Seafood in both Annapolis, MD and Rehoboth Beach, DE.
 
A meal at his Rehoboth Beach place was always the dining highlight of our many family vacations there in the '70's & '80's.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 17:00:10
And let's not forget Johnny Unitas' Golden Arm Restaurant.
 

love2bake
Double Chili Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 17:21:25
MH - Yes.
 
MJ - I remember O'Brien's!  Very popular--a special occasion place.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 17:36:49
Bobby Layne, "who never lost a football game, but just ran out of time", never owned a restaurant, but he probably paid for a few lounges.  Here is a site that will entertain all who remember him:  http://www.curseofbobbylayne.com/blbio.html .
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 17:45:53
MetroplexJim

Bobby Layne, "who never lost a football game, but just ran out of time", never owned a restaurant, but he probably paid for a few lounges.  Here is a site that will entertain all who remember him:  http://www.curseofbobbylayne.com/blbio.html .


Thank you.
starfire62
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/18 21:38:08
fred and steves steakhouse in lincoln, rhode island at twin river casino owned by ex football players fred smerlas and steve deossie.was pretty good i had the prime rib and mrs had lobster bisque and clams casino.
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/19 09:36:57
Michael Hoffman

MetroplexJim

Bobby Layne, "who never lost a football game, but just ran out of time", never owned a restaurant, but he probably paid for a few lounges.  Here is a site that will entertain all who remember him:  http://www.curseofbobbylayne.com/blbio.html .


Thank you.


After Layne's 50 year "curse" proved true, the Lions drafted Matt Stafford who, like the great and fabled Bobby Layne, graduated from Dallas' Highland Park HS!
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/19 11:28:06
The curse of Brett Favre only lasted until he signed with the Vikings.
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/19 12:55:30
The most famous celebrity restaurant in Pittsburgh was a chicken place in the Hill District owned by Pirate slugger Wille Stargell.  If he hit a home run, everyone in the place would get free chicken.  Iconic announcer Bob Prince would plead for Stargell to hit a home run with the phrase "Chicken on the Hill with Will."
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/19 20:06:35
Bill Mazeroski never owned a pierogi joint?
cathyftr
Hamburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 00:11:01
Jim Kelly from the Bills had "Sports City Grill" which was located in downtown Buffalo in the Main Place Mall not far from the old AM&A department store and I think WKBW-TV as I can remember seeing that there were a few "WKBW Eyewitness News" vans within sight of the entrance to the mall.
 
My husband and I ate there in the fall of 1994. It wasn't a bad place ( food was good ) but they unfortunately allowed cigar smoking. My husband was turned off by that.  Apparently the place didn't last for very long as the Sport City Grill had went defunct less than two years after after our visit since they would close in 1996.
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 08:55:51
Former Trailblazers Kermit washington and Kevin Duckworth owned a placed in nearby Vancouver , Washington for a while.Ate there once, was not bad. But the place did not last long.
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 09:07:04
Alex Kogler, who played semi-Pro Hockey for the Cape Cod Cubs...and others... bought Butler's Donuts in the late 70's and made some amazing donuts for a lot of years. I really miss Butler's. He is at the top of my sports/food list. Second place is a long way down.

post edited by Tony Bad - 2013/09/20 09:12:54
buffetbuster
Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 10:15:05
ScreamingChicken

Bill Mazeroski never owned a pierogi joint?

"Pierogies on Polish Hill with Bill" would have been a natural!
MetroplexJim
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 10:19:42
Does this count?  He was certainly "related" to sport. 
 
post edited by MetroplexJim - 2013/09/20 10:21:16
mr chips
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 10:24:13
Of course it does. Harry's place has been reviewed on Roadfood and the Sterns wrote a book about the recipes at harry carry's.
 
JRPfeff
Filet Mignon
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 11:30:58
Why do we miss the most successful of them all?

Miles Gilbert Horton!

post edited by JRPfeff - 2013/09/20 16:12:54
Treetop Tom
Cheeseburger
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 11:44:34
Not to change the subject, but how many of you were actually able to meet the sports personalities at the restaurant/bar/club they owned?  I met Johnny U several times at the Golden Arm, Joe Theisman once at one of his and, of course, Boog Powell has personally handed me numerous BBQ sandwiches from his pit at Camden Yards.  Anyone else?
Tony Bad
Fire Safety Admin
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 12:25:35
JRPfeff

Why do we miss the most successful of them all?

Miles Gilbert Horton!

 
My 2nd favorite hockey playing doughnut maker!
Michael Hoffman
Double-chop Porterhouse
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 13:46:03
Jack Dempsey at Jack Dempsey's and Stan Musial at Musials.
Re:Sport Star Restauranteurs 2013/09/20 14:14:23
mr chips

Former Trailblazers Kermit washington and Kevin Duckworth owned a placed in nearby Vancouver , Washington for a while.Ate there once, was not bad. But the place did not last long.
Perhaps the fear of getting sucker-punched in the face kept people away.

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