I've never quite understood the sports/food connection. I don't mean sports bars, where you go to have some wings and a beer or two while watching a few dozen football games on TV. That's more like a public living room with waitresses added.
I mean the idea of going to a restaurant because it has a sports figure's name on it. That's as sensible as eating somewhere because there are guitars and memorabilia from rock stars in the room ... oh, wait.
But the growing success of golfer Sam Snead's Tavern is mostly because they combine a clubhouse kind of atmosphere with good food. Expanding on the success of the original, the latest location at 301 E. Pine Street (407-999-0190) near Lake Eola just opened. Not to mention offering a decent place to eat if you're out late on a Saturday night (it's open until 2 a.m. on weekends).
That Sam sure must like to eat.