Eatery turns tables on Randy Moss

A restaurant whose food was sharply criticized by Randy Moss is giving the former Minnesota Vikings receiver something to chew on.

Tinucci’s in suburban Newport, Minn., 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 yesterday.

Tinucci 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 (expletive) stuff? I wouldn’t feed it this to my (expletive) dog,’ ” Tinucci said, adding 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.”

Moss’ agent, Joel Segal, did not return a phone call seeking comment. Tinucci said he got an apology this week from a member of the Wilf family, which owns the Vikings.

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