Jamaal Charles runs faster than you or I will ever run. And you know what is fueling his game-breaking speed? CiCi's Pizza -- the pizza, salad and dessert buffet restaurant. Charles revealed that CiCi's is his favorite pre-game meal during a chat (above) with ESPN readers yesterday [h/t Arrowhead Pride]. It wasn't his only culinary stand. He also settled the debate between Kansas City and Texas barbecue.
While teammate Thomas Jones is a dedicated Fiorella's Jack Stack fan -- last December, Fat City wrote about his standard order of fire-skewered wings and baked beans -- Charles gives the nod to Oklahoma Joe's, as he told TyRone in Austin, Texas:
What's up, JC! So I just moved down to Austin, and my buddy won't stop telling me that Texas BBQ is better than what I had in KC (the trifecta of Oklahoma Joe's, Gates and Arthur Bryant's). Settle the debate, who's got better BBQ, Texas or KC?You can't blame a man for picking the barbecue he grew up eating, but it sounds like we've got a new form of backfield competition. While I can't speak to the cinnamon rolls at CiCi's, I'd steer Charles right across the parking lot to Kauffman Stadium. If he picked up a couple of cinnamon rolls at Stroud's, he might discover a new pre-game tradition.
(JC) I'm going to have to go with the home state in Texas. But I won't lie, Oklahoma Joe's is one of the best BBQ places.