We all heard the story this past weekend of how both Craig "Give me more steak" Stadler and his son Kevin "I'd like bacon & cheese with that" Stadler won on the Champions & Nationwide Tours. And congratulations to them, this is quite a feat.
Last night father & son reunited and got to celebrate. However, things got a little out of hand. It all started when they first saw each other and did their usual, but yet unusual, Stadler family celebratory greeting. When things settled down Craig & Kevin got to celebrate together in their favorite fashion, at a Golden Corral all-you-can-eat steak buffet.
Sid, the night manager, at the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Golden Corral happens to be a golf fan. When seeing Mr Stadler & Mr Stadler enter the premises Sid promptly greeted the smiling Stadler's and seated them right near the buffet. They were so close to the kitchen they could see the butcher chasing a cow. After 4 long hours of non-stop eating of 14 sirloin steaks (each), 22 lbs. of potatoes, nearly 3,000 peel and eat shrimp, and over 3 dozen hot yeast rolls, Sid had seen enough. Not only was he losing a fortune on these two champion eaters, but he didn't have any cows left out back to kill.
Sid kindly asked Craig and Kevin to leave the restaurant before he runs out of food for the other hungry patrons. Before Craig could even say cheesecake please, Sid screamed at the top of his lungs and demanded the Stadler's leave the restaurant. Craig, being the smart guy that he is, read the fine print on the menu that says all-you-can-eat and said he was not going to pay for his dinner unless he could continue to eat. Sid graciously ripped up the check, asked the Stadler's never to come back and ran to the kitchen in tears. Craig and Kevin did tip their waitress, but each grabbed a chocolate cake on the way out. Witnesses say the Stadler's were not breaking any rules and most were jealous of their superior eating abilities.
I'll try to get some pix up tomorrow of this. Although you'll probably see this in the news first. It's nice to see golfers that take pride in their eating. Or should I say it's nice to see eaters who take pride in their golf.