Miami Heat Players Restaurant Choices Show They Go Big or Go Home

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Let 'em eat donuts.
If you made $15 million a year, where would you eat? If you asked the top stars on the Championship-bound Miami Heat, and you'll get some surprising answers.

Miami Heat players, who can often be found chowing down at Prime 112, are as likely to order a $4 Big Mac as to fork over $104 for a 48-ounce double porterhouse at Morton's Steakhouse that can feed one Heat player or two normal humans.

Morton's Steakhouse is a favorite dining spot for superstar Lebron James, who, like other NBA dribbling colossals, favors the huge cuts, such as the double filet mignon, that can satisfy his equally colossal appetite. Morton's even relaxes its dress-code for the athletes, allowing them to show up in track suits.

With salaries reaching nearly $15 million and countless millions more in endorsements, it's no surprise these guys choose to spend their money on the good stuff. Chris Bosh is said to enjoy his fare at the Forge, where he can eat meals like lobster bisque, caviar, and a grilled Angus sirloin burger accompanied by a fine Bordeaux.

While American Airlines Arena is surrounded by swanky restaurants like DB Bistro Moderne, Zuma, Chop House Miami, and Il Gabbiano, the fan site says Dwyane Wade prefers his meals on the slightly less refined side. The site lists Home Run Inn Pizza and Harold's Chicken Shack, as well as McDonald's, as the Chicago native's go-to spots for a meal.

But if the star guard has a craving for Home Run Inn's Chicago style pizza or Harold's chicken fried in beef tallow along with the traditional oil, he has to travel to Chicago (no reason to now).

As for D-Wade's favorite Miami joint, he's also outta luck. People's Bar-B-Que, which NBC Miami claimed was his favorite local dive, closed last August for violating 20 different health codes, including serving maggots to customers.

At least we know Udonis Haslem keeps it classy. According to the power forward's profile, Haslem would pick Red Lobster over anything.

That just goes to show that when you go big, there's no middle ground.

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People's Bar-B-Que is OPEN and is as fresh and delicious as ever!

Please stop citing that terrible report on People's. People's is open and never really closed. NewTimes did a poor job fact-checking the ridiculous allegations against this unique local establishment. Sadly, I can confirm as a result of NewTimes reporting, People's has lost a number of former patrons who can't help associate the restaurant with those disgusting, and surely FALSE, accusations. After the citations were issued, the establishment got itself up to code immediately and stayed opened up for business. I was there April 2011 with a group who basically ordered the menu and nothing was wasted.People's is a must-try for anyone who appreciates authentic, down home southern cooking, or anyone who just really likes scrumptious food. Go there and make your own opinions. You will come back!-an occasional patron of People's for the past 3 years

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Alex T. Smith

This story doesn't make much sense. My friends and I have seen Pat Riley and Dwyane Wade at Zuma at least 5 times each and have seen Bosh and Lebron at Zuma over 10 times each...

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