Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Celebrity Sightings - Kevin Eubanks

Since Kevin Eubanks has returned to his position as bandleader on The Tonight Show, this is a topical Celebrity Sighting. When my brother was heading off to USF for college, I thought it would be a good idea to treat him to a near-all-you-can-eat wingfest at the always classy family restaurant Hooters.

We went to the Pasadena restaurant and order chili cheese fries, a Caesar salad, and 50 wings of increasing heat. We ordered 20 hot, 10 suicide, 10 3 Mile Island, and 10 911-Hot, or whatever the hottest was several years ago. The plan was to work our way up through the heat.

Partway through the meal we noticed a guy who looked a lot like Kevin Eubanks sitting a few tables away, but it was hard to tell--he wasn't laughing constantly at someone's lame jokes. By the end of the meal, we were pretty sure it was him, since it's hard to fake being the tool of a tool.

It took us about an hour to finish--a half hour for the first 40 wings, fries, and salad, and another half hour for the remaining ten wings--but we did it. When the waitress came to take away our plates, she commented that she'd "never seen anyone do that before," although the tone was less than impressed, and more horrified. Up to that point 25 wings was a personal best, although I've managed to top that a few times since. The meal didn't do any favors for our stomachs, though. Neither did Kevin Eubanks for that matter.

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