Saturday, July 31, 2010
Darryl ready to open restaurant
From the Daily News:
Darryl Strawberry struck out on "Celebrity Apprentice," but he's hoping to hit one out of the park with a Queens restaurant that opens next week.
Strawberry's Sports Grill starts serving customers on Thursday, and the former Mets and Yankees slugger plans to take a very active role.
"I might surprise people sometimes - come out and be the waiter," he said yesterday while leading the Daily News on an exclusive tour of the eatery.
Settling into a booth, Strawberry said he hoped fans of both local teams will frequent the restaurant on 235th St. in Douglaston.
But the Straw Man, who will be inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame this weekend, singled out his link to the Amazin's, where he played from 1983 to 1990.
"Queens is home and I have a lot of history here," said Strawberry, the Mets' all-time leader with 252 home runs, 662 runs and 733 RBI.
"This is my way of being able to give back to my fans."