A restaurant whose food was criticized by Randy Moss is giving the former Vikings receiver something to chew on.
Tinucci's in Newport, a suburb of Minneapolis, will offer free lunches today to the first 50 people who come to turn in their Moss jerseys. For everyone else, the lunch buffet will be marked down to $8.40, a takeoff on the receiver's No. 84 jersey, co-owner Gus Tinucci said Thursday. He said he was catering lunch for the players at the Vikings' practice facility last Friday when Moss entered the locker room and looked at the buffet line. "Randy came up to the table and said, 'Who ordered this -- stuff? I wouldn't feed this to my -- dog," Tinucci recalled.
He said the locker room went quiet and somebody told Moss to shut up. "We didn't see him again. He didn't eat and that was the end of it," said Tinucci, who got an apology this week from a member of the Wilf family, which owns the Vikings.
The jerseys will be donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs in Nashville, where the Titans claimed Moss off the waiver wire Wednesday. The Tinucci family will also donate $500 to the Boys & Girls Clubs of St. Paul, and will ask today's patrons for donations, too.
The food? It will be what Tinucci served the Vikings, including chicken, ribs and beef.
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