AVENTURA, FLA. (WSVN) - - Miami Heat legends Dwayne Wade and Udonis Haslem were spotted cooking things up as part of a new partnership at an Aventura restaurant.
The basketball stars helped make and serve pizzas and burgers at 800 Degrees Woodfired Kitchen, Monday morning.
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The restaurant is located along Northeast 199th Street and 29th Place.
The partnership is their latest venture together since Wade retired earlier this year.
Fans braved stormy conditions to see the duo in action as well as try out their signature dishes: DWade’s Woodfired Burger and UD’s Woodfired Wings.
“Very delicious food and fresh,” a customer said. “It tastes so good, you know. Gotta support the local legends.”
“That’s what you do for good food, and if you’re a good fan,” a second customer said.
“They did a good job, actually,” another customer said. “It’s much better than I thought it was gonna be. They’ve got good skills back there.”
Wade said he and Haslem always wanted to get into business together.
“We’ve had a lot of conversations about a lot of things in life,” Wade said. “One of the things we always talked about is one day we wanted to do something off the court together. I think UD led the charge by all the things he’s involved in from a business standpoint.”
“I think for us, we wanted it to be something that we truly believe in,” Haslem added. “We didn’t want it just to be something that we invest in and keep it moving and look for a check. It was something that we truly believe in. For us, obviously getting a little older, we believe in focusing on a lot of different things, i.e. what we eat. It’s kinda like basketball. You surround yourself with 15 people, you focus on the things you’re good at and you inspire each other, you work together, and that’s how you put together a successful business and successful situations.”
The restaurant will be launching a brunch menu next weekend that will feature new menu items.
“I’ve spent a lot of time hanging out in the kitchen learning, enjoying myself, and I was a professional ‘taste tester,’ so I enjoy being in the kitchen,” Haslem said. “It’s something that a lot of people don’t know about me.”
“It’s being prepared with fire,” Wade said. “Everything’s prepared in a way that it gets you to the closest of clean, healthy eating, and clean eating as much as possible, so, like, it’s good, and it’s not just, you know, I don’t want to say the word, but it’s not some bull stuff that we just put together.”
The restaurant sold out after fans lined up to try out the menu items.
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