Restaurant Names "Big" Steak After Mario Williams
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BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Mario Williams officially signed with the Bills last Thursday after spending three days in Western New York. The Bills flew Williams in and wined and dined him.
Williams was told he would enjoy Western New York and that he did. He got to see popular sites and eat at popular eateries. That includes Tempo Restaurant on Delaware Avenue in Buffalo. It's where Williams ate his first meal while in town with Bills coaches and officials.
Tempo's owner and chef Paul Jenkins cooked up quite the meal for Williams.
""We didn't know what he liked but our guess was that he is a big eater," Jenkins said. " This was something that we put together and put it on the menu as the "Mario Williams Beef Rib-eye Steak" and thank God he ordered it because I don't know what we would have done if he didn't and found out he was a vegetarian."
The steak is a certified Angus bone and rib-eye steak weighing in at over two pounds and comes complete with all the fixings.
Jenkins says it wasn't the only thing Williams ate that night. He also had some oysters and other items on the menu, but Jenkins says Williams' steak, the $50 entree that now bears his name, was his favorite and he cleaned his plate.
"He is a good eater. I can confirm that," Jenkins said.
Mario Williams would go on to stay a few more days in Western New York before signing with the Bills. Jenkins doesn't take credit for the signing but he's been getting thank you's from Bills fans.
Jenkins said, "We've gotten plenty of comments on our website thanking us for helping Mario sign with the Buffalo Bills. If people want to believe it that's OK. I'm just glad the deal worked out for everyone in Western New York."
The Mario Williams Rib-eye is officially on the menu.