Selling food must be a magical business. Everyone has to eat, and if you cook it right, you end up with a very busy signature restaurant that is cloned and well, next thing you know, you are buying a five million dollar home.

9520 Hathaway extLook at the gorgeous home being shed by Bill McCrorey — hey, at least he got to live in it a few years. I’ve yet to show you Ed Bailey’s Plano palace — you will die! Kent Rathburn is finishing up his masterpiece home, and recall that the folks who bought Ginger and Dick Heath’s Beauti-Control estate at 4707 Park, the one that burned while Scott Ginsburg owned it, was bought by people who also made their fortune in the restaurant biz. CandysDirt approved builder Mark Danuser of Tatum Brown Custom Homes is building that new estate.

How can I forget Phil Romano’s $10 million estate on Strait Lane? Well, here are some homes of national rich and famous foodies, straight from the digital pages of Curbed: first is Don Kendall, the management whiz that transformed Pepsi from a struggling Coca-Cola also-ran into a global snack and soda powerhouse. Second is In-and-Out Burger owner Lynsi Martinez, who bought her 16,000 square foot Mediterranean castle with center split staircase from major league slugger Adrian Beltre. She deserves every ounce. Third is the spread of  Papa John’s founder and CEO John “Papa” Schnatter whose 40,000-square-foot compound sits on 16 acres in Kentucky, with a 22-car garage, a limo turntable, and a carriage house that’s more than twice the size of the average American home. A lot of pizzas helped get that house built. Finally, Pat and Nina Brock of the candy company fortune bought the Knob & Kettle Ranch in the Blackfoot Valley, Montana. The 1,185-acre ranch is now back on the market, asking $9.5M.

Am I missing any?

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2340 Victory Park LaneUPDATE: I hate how slow DCAD is. Thank God for my sources. So Don Carter sold this unit to a real estate investor who lives in the W, Pierre Jean, closing 9/26. JP paid $1.2 because Carter basically said to him, take it, get rid of it. But of course it’s been updated and decked out to the nines, and there are not many of these multi-level units left. Former Cowboys player Kenneth Hamlin has the same unit on floor 23.

First he unloaded his huge house in University Park. Now the man who basically birthed and nurtured the Dallas Mavericks into the sixth most valuable basketball team in the U.S. is selling sold his to-die-for North West Tower W condo of many levels. This is a giant custom unit, just shy of 4,000 square feet with two bedrooms, three full baths and one half as powder room on the 27th floor. 2340 Victory Park Lane hall 2430 Victory Park Lane den 2430 Victory Park Lane kit#2704 2430 Victory Park dining 2430 Victory Park bfastAs an end unit, you get fantastic premium panoramic views of Dallas from floor to ceiling windows and never have to worry about drapes, even in the bathtub! (If you do, though, there are electric shades at the push of a button.) There are limestone floors, sleek marble counters, two terraces and a master suite the size of California with more than ample closet space.DonCARTER2-articleLarge

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The kitchen is long, open and central, with a large island, gas cook top, Sub Zero and double ovens. Cook yourself up a storm, bring in Kent Rathburn, or call down for the W’s still strong, always dependable Whatever Whenever service. Don Carter has bought up a penthouse at the Stoneleigh Residences, which he is finishing out when he and wife Linda Jo are not sailing on their 41 foot power boat in the Gulf. He also owns another W unit in this building on the 22nd floor that is only 1700 square feet.2430 Victory Park master bath1 2430 Victory master bath 2 2340 Victory Park Lane hall 2340 Victory Park Lane 2430 Victory Park master 2430 Victory park guest 2430 Victory Park balcony

It’s just enough space to hang out before and after a game, which Carter seldom misses in his signature cowboy hat. He retains a 4% ownership in the Mavericks team, Mark Cuban is majority owner. This unit is listed with Rogers Healy’s Steve Rigley at $2,500,000.

I love how this is totally unlike his home on University. It’s really a steal! Well, maybe…