20 Best Athlete-Owned Restaurants Slideshow

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#1. Market Del Mar — Tony Hawk (Del Mar, Calif.)

Skateboarding icon Tony Hawk is a self-proclaimed foodie and investor in the Del Mar hot spot, Market. Chef Carl Schroeder, a Michael Mina and Bradley Odgen protégé, turns out fresh California fare such as a blue cheese soufflé with Santa Rosa plums, peach preserves, butter lettuce, and candied almonds. Book reservations in advance — this place fills up fast.