Investing wisely: The best restaurants owned by NFL players
If you want to get your eat on, check out these restaurants owned by NFL stars past and present.
According to The Daily Meal, these NFL stars restaurants offer up the best meals around.
From The Daily Meal:
Though he now plays in the NFL, quarterback Vince Young remains king in Austin, Texas, for leading the Longhorn football team to the NCAA national championship in 2005. Last fall, he returned to his college stomping grounds to open his first restaurant downtown. The menu specializes in beef, from bacon and blue cheese bison sliders to locally sourced Texas prime grade steaks to a rich wagyu brisket burger balanced out by briny house-made pickles.
In Denver, John Elway is God. The former Bronco quarterback did what few legends have done — won his second Super Bowl in 1999, retired on top, and then stayed retired. His foray into fine dining has been equally successful. He co-owns two eponymous restaurants, one in the Ritz-Carlton downtown and the other in the tony Cherry Creek neighborhood. The steakhouse menu will please carnivores with a caveman’s appetite, but skirt the standards to find the creative apps and sides, like lamb chops dipped in green chili fondue, crunchy calamari tossed with stuffed olives and cherry peppers, and duck confit fried rice.
Like his former coach, Don Shula of Shula’s Steakhouse fame, retired Miami Dolphins quarterback, Dan Marino, went into the food business after his football career ended. Taking advantage of his fanbase, Marino has opened five establishments around Florida (and one in Las Vegas.) While the menu has the standard chops and steaks, you’re near the ocean, so tackle the mahi mahi Oscar topped with jumbo lump crab meat and drizzled with hollandaise or the sea bass served over sweet potato mash and painted with a Kahlua butter sauce. If the butter sauce makes you go, “Mmmmm,” Marino offers the recipes on his website.
Though he kicks clutch field goals for the San Diego Chargers, Nate Kaeding has maintained a connection to his hometown of Iowa City, Iowa, by buying a stake in this bare-knuckle burger and beer joint. The corn-fed beef comes from Ed Smith’s Farm, just 26 miles down the road, and the craft beer from breweries around the state, like Old Man River. So if you ever find yourself in Iowa, stop here for the Popejoy, a messy medley of patty meat, capicola, provolone, and muffaletta sauce.
Yum Yum! All of it sounds so good and this burger has me so hungry! If I get a chance to check any of these restaurants out I plan to and I hope you do as well.