How You Can Spend New Year’s Eve With Hulk Hogan
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World Wrestling Icon Hogan to Open Tampa’s Newest Waterfront Hotspot
TAMPA, Fla.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Iconic twelve-time world wrestling champion, movie star and producer Hogan announced today the launch of Hogan’s Beach, a 20,000-square-foot indoor and outdoor restaurant and bar located at the Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel. Opening New Year’s Eve, the new hotspot offers waterside dining, live outdoor entertainment, a mechanical shark ride, authentic tiki bars, a giant video screen on the beach, as well as indoor and beachfront dance floors.
“Fresh-local and flight-fresh seafood, along with high-quality beef, poultry and produce, allow us to present a menu that will make Hogan’s Beach a dining destination as much as it is a place to come and have fun on the beach, waterside”
“Everyone knows I’m a maniac about the beach, great food, good people and entertainment that brings everyone together for a good time,” said Hogan. “So I’m proud to open a place that encompasses all that in one location and call it my beach — Hogan’s Beach.”
The indoor restaurant, boasting a sizable dining and bar area, will also offer outdoor, beachfront dining. Both options provide the perfect setting for Hogan’s chefs to showcase fresh local seafood, mouthwatering steaks and chops, a full sushi bar, uniquely local and traditional entrees and a full-service tiki bar — merely a few highlights of this remarkable property. To keep the dance floors moving, Hogan’s bartenders will pour from 30 beers on tap and 20 wines by the glass to a soundtrack provided by live local and national entertainment performing on brand new outdoor stages.
Acclaimed chef Robert Uzzillia, recently named among Restaurant Forum Magazineʼs “Annual Top Chefs,” is developing the food and beverage menu for this entirely new locale. A graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Uzzillia was awarded both the Judge’s and People’s Choice Awards at the 2012 Taste Of Clearwater Chef’s Competition.
“Fresh-local and flight-fresh seafood, along with high-quality beef, poultry and produce, allow us to present a menu that will make Hogan’s Beach a dining destination as much as it is a place to come and have fun on the beach, waterside,” said Chef Uzzillia, Director of Food and Beverage for Hogan’s Beach and Kingfish Grill & Tap House.
“It’s all about location, and we have a great one, along with great food, tremendous beer and wine lists, signature cocktails, waterfront entertainment and personalities to bring it to the next level,” added Hogan.
Located at the picturesque Best Western Bay Harbor Hotel, Hogan’s Beach also provides local and out-of-town guests alike with a wide array of amenities, including shuttle services and water sport rentals. “The energy Hogan’s Beach will bring to the property will make this a very unique place for our guests,” said Best Western Bay Harbor General Manager Happy Nook, “and I commit my entire team to making this the best beach experience in the Tampa Bay area.”
Hogan’s Beach, located at 7700 Courtney Campbell Causeway, kicks off its Grand Opening New Year’s Eve, with musical performances on Hogan’s Beach Stage by King County and DJ Gemini. To order tickets, make reservations or obtain general information, contact guest services at 813-281-8900 , e-mail HogansBeachTampa@gmail.com or visit www.hogansbeachtampa.com.
Hulk Hogan Wants One More Title Run
The Guardian recently asked several celebrities what their Christmas wish lists were. Here are the answers from Hulk Hogan.
To be thirty years old: ”I want my youth back. I wouldn’t change anything, though. I’d wrestle all over again. The same matches.”
A 747 jet: ”I would like my own private jet plane again. I’d take all the wrestlers with me on the plane. I don’t just want a little Learjet, I want a 747. That would be a wild plane.”
Knee surgery: ”I’ve had eight back surgeries, I’ve had knee replacements, I’ve had both hip replacements. I only need one more surgery – to fix my right knee – then I’m going to go for the TNA world title. I want to be 59 years old and be the champion.”
Stone Cold E.T. Booked For Indy Event
Family Wrestling Entertainment has booked the internet viral sensation Stone Cold E.T. to appear for their 2/16/13 iPPV event set for Brooklyn, NY. Stone Cold E.T. is a popular internet viral series of videos. Some of the videos of Stone Cold E.T. on YouTube have garnered over a million views.
If you haven’t heard of Stone Cold E.T. before, here’s a video to get an idea:
TNA Planning ‘Special Programming’ For 2013
TNA is set to start filming what is being called “special TNA programming” in Orlando, Florida on Saturday 1/12/2013. There is no word yet on the content of what the programming may be. The TNA Genesis pay-per-view is being held the next day.
Attendance for the Saturday taping is included in the VIP package being sold at ShopTNA.com. TNA will be taping programming from 12-3PM and then again at 6-9PM.
Sin Cara Surgery & Return Update
Sin Cara announced on late Friday/early Saturday that he is back in Mexico after a successful surgery to address a knee injury. Sin Cara posted the following on his Twitter account:
“Surgery went great, now I’m back in Mexico. Let’s get something to eat.”
UPDATE: The knee surgery Sin Cara had earlier this week was arthroscopic. He is not expected to be out of action for too long.
Big Rock news
Returning star The Rock is official for the January 7 WWE Raw TV live in Tampa, Florida, reports the Miami Herald.
Rock will also appear at the Jan. 8 Smackdown TV taping in his hometown of Miami, where WrestleMania 28 was held earlier this year.
Rock will begin his official involvement in Royal Rumble hype ahead of challenging for the WWE Title at the Royal Rumble PPV on January 27.
Already announced for the Jan. 7 Raw is C.M. Punk defending the WWE Title against Ryback in a TLC match.
WWE is attempting to load up the first Raw of 2013 to give Raw a fighting chance opposite the highly-anticipated BCS National Title game on ESPN. WWE has two more episodes of Raw in 2012 to strongly promote Punk-Ryback and Rock’s return on Jan. 7.
Within WWE, there has been some second-guessing the recent babyface turn forThe Miz. The feeling is that while things may have started rough, officials feel that it will work out inthe long run.