Photo:Lee Roy Selmon's
Restaurants with a sporting chance
Once upon a time, a sports star could open a restaurant on name appeal alone, but that was before chefs became celebrities and food became a national pastime. Today, the star athlete needs signature cooking as well as fame to succeed. Some of the notable sports celebrity restaurants include: Hulk Hogan’s Hogan’s Beach in Tampa; Lee Roy Selmon’s in Bradenton, Brandon, Fort Myers, Palm Harbor, St. Petersburg and Tampa; Shula’s, statewide; Vince Carter’s in Daytona Beach; and Evan Longoria’s Ducky’s in Tampa.
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