Randy Moss Was Right To Berate Catering, Says Concerned Amateur Meat Expert

A veritable warming tray firestorm erupted over Randy Moss complaining about the quality of the food served at a post-practice buffet. A devoted reader put on his deerstalker cap and dove into the sordid world of cut-rate carving boards.

During the buffet they served the lowest grade of beef there is, according to cooking.com: tough and lean. For $5 more a person they could have had Prime Rib. For $7 more they could have had tenderloin. Moss didn't complain until he got to the carving station.

According to the St Paul Pioneer Press:
"[Moss] came walking up," Tinucci said. "There were a couple of guys that were in line. I knew Brett [Favre] put his helmet down. I met him carving. I was carving some meat for a guy and all of a sudden I heard all this screaming and I was like, 'Are you kidding me?' I knew who it was immediately. I looked up and there he was. [Moss said], 'I wouldn't feed this [expletive] to my [expletive] dog.'
http://www.twincities.com/ci_16500542

This is what Tinucci's served during the infamous Moss incident:
Round of Beef
Tinucci's Chicken (Baked, Rotisserie, or Fried)
Roast Turkey Breast
Choice Round of Beef
Our Famous Deep-fried Fish (Cod)
Homemade Lasagna
Rotisserie Pork Loin
Pit Smoked Ham
Pasta Alfredo with Chicken or Roasted Vegetables
$18.95
http://www.tinuccis.com/banquets.htm

According to cooking.com:
"The round is the rear leg of the cow. A frequently used muscle, the meat from this area is lean but tough."
http://www.food.com/library/beef-r...

According to the St Paul Pioneer Press:
"Tinucci said his buffet included ribs, chicken, a round of beef carving station, pasta, vegetables and dessert."

For another $5 a person they could have had:
Prime Rib
Our Famous Saturday Night Buffet now available any night!
Chef carved Choice Prime Rib,
Tinucci's Baked Chicken, BBQ Pork Ribs, Pasta Alfredo,
Oven Roasted New Potatoes, French Fried Cauliflower,
Salad Bar including Peel n' Eat Shrimp,
Caesar Salad, and imported Olives,
House Baked Bread and Rolls, Coffee and Tea
*Substitute Chef Carved Tenderloin for Prime Rib for $2.00 per person.
$23.95

Or for $7 a person more they could have had beef tenderloin.

For comparison, this is what a Google employee making $100K eats for free on Friday:
Entrees
GRILLED RIB EYE STEAKS OF ANGUS BEEF
Served w/ a bleu cheese port wine butter
Finished w/ a Port Wine Veal Jus

VEGETABLES AL FORNO
a roasted medley of organic vegetables, fingerling
potatoes, roasted red peppers, fennel, domestic mushrooms
eggplant, kalamata olives. Finished w/ roasted garlic tomato
based sauce, fresh herbs, shredded parmesan cheese & bread
crumbs

Sides
ORGANIC POMME FRITS
BRAISED ORGANIC SWISS CHARD

Desserts
New York Cheese Cake, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Lemon Poppy seed
Cake, Pecan Shortbread, Pumpkin Pie, German Chocolate Cake
Lemon Zips

Randy Moss makes $6 Million per year.

Also, keep in mind, Tinucci likely wouldn't speak to the press unless they were given permission to. Vikings are on damage control.

Thanks, Chad H. That's some top-notch investigatory work.