The Full Monty Posted October 25, 2005 Share Posted October 25, 2005 Hey all, From time to time I've reported on the Redskins sightings I've come across as a server at The Cheesecake Factory in Tysons II, there was my first sighting of Mark Brunell last winter on the Thursday night before the second Giants game, he'd already been benched in favor of Ramsey and most people including myself didn't think too highly of him as a player at the time. My how things have changed. Anyways, he came into Cheesecake Factory on Sunday night with about 14 other people, including his very pretty wife, what looked to be his 4 kids, and two more couples and the rest all children: almost all the little kids had Brunell jerseys on. I was waiting tables in a section right near where Brunell's family was sitting but I myself was busy and lost track of what was going on. I really wanted to try and simply say 'hi, great game' to him on his way out of the restaurant. It was over an hour later, maybe an hour and a half passed, and I saw that they were all paying, so like the good server that I am went to the kitchen sink and washed my hands before I was about to meet him (didn't wanna shake his hand without washing) and then just my luck---when I get back, everyone's left the table. That's my reward for being considerate... Anyways, last night I'm at work and I start hearing from people that Marcus Washington is in the restaurant, and low and behold, he's at a nearby table with a, uh, very lovely young lady, light skinned black girl, possibly his wife (I'm not sure if he's married or single). As I was taking care of my own tables I kept glancing over at Mr. Washington from time to time and was able to come up with the following... For those interested in the dining habits of a ProBowl LB named Marcus Washington: as an appetizer he and his lady started off with the Tex Mex Eggrolls. For dinner he chose the Stuffed Chicken Tortillas, one of my favorite items on the menu (minus the black beans, which just aren't my thing). What really impressed me was how much Marcus Washington could drink. He drank 6 glasses of white wine, likely Bonny Doon Riesling---6 glasses-- that's 1 glass more than a whole bottle's worth. As he walked out his server and I chatted with him real briefly and he was walking really slow and stiff, he was clearly sore, even saying with a smile "Man my legs are bout to fall downfrom under me," The guy's always smiling and was really friendly. He left his server a $20 tip on a $98 check. (only 2 people!) That's pretty sweet considering some other Redskins that have come in. Here's some interesting info on Redskins past and present's tipping habits and how they were to servers from what my friends at work have said and I myself have seen: Mark Brunell: nice guy, good to average tipper (Mrs. Brunell when she comes in always tips huge) Gardner: nice guy, liked talking to you, good tipper. Chad Morton: nice guy, great tipper (was known as best) Coles: 'not friendly at all', 'kind of mean', average tipper Dockery and Jansen: nice guys, very good tippers Clinton Portis: mixed bag, very demanding yet nice, but that gets outweighed by the fact that he is a horrible horrible tipper (worst of them all). Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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