Guess it's not so surprising that a Yankee wanted a taste of the Bronx before suiting up against the Orioles Tuesday.
Derek Jeter and Andruw Jones stopped by Chazz: A Bronx Original, the Fells Point restaurant owned by actor Chazz Palminteri, writer and star of "A Bronx Tale."
In the middle of a series against Baltimore, Jeter and Jones ordered a veal meatball, a coal-fired burrata pizza, chicken parmesan and shrimp served over polenta.
Considering they were sorta feeding the enemy, the Chazz PR people were thrilled about the star encounter, sending out a press release about the lunch, including the shot of the Yankees smiling with restaurant general manager (and, they add, "huge Yankees fan") Peter Stala.
The lunch even made celebrity gossip blog TMZ under the headline: "Derek Jeter orders Bronx takeout for game in Baltimore."
According to TMZ, Chazz himself called the restaurant while the players were there to wish them luck during the game.
Though perhaps Chazz would treat Orioles at the restaurant with the same degree of star-struck awe, some Baltimore fans weren't thrilled that the restaurant so gleefully helped fuel the Orioles' long-time rivals.
One Orioles fan Tweeted: The fact that Jeter ate at Chazz makes me less likely to ever eat there again.
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