For a long time, the joke among Eagles fans was something along the lines of, “Andy Reid might miss his time outs but he never misses a meal.”
Well, with the rotund coach now in Kansas City, his tastes have turned from Tastykakes and cheesesteaks to good-old-fashioned barbecue.
In an interview on Sirius XM Radio, Reid told “Schein on Sports” host Adam Schein that he has eaten at dozens of K.C.’s famous barbecue joints.
"I've eaten at about 50 Kansas City BBQ places and I haven't found one I don't like," is the Reid quote tweeted by New York-area sportscaster Andrew Catalon during the show -- a tweet that Schein retweeted.
That would mean that Reid has put a pretty big dent into K.C.'s heralded barbecues. A Yelp search for "BBQ" comes back with 79 restaurants featuring barbeque in "Kansas City" -- an area that includes restaurants in both Missouri and Kansas.
It appeared Reid meant the comment as a joke -- something he’s done in the past when talking about food.
For now it seems that the ex-Eagles coach, who recently took Eric Fisher with the No. 1 overall pick, is enjoying his new gig in the Midwest from the team to the grub.