Openings and Closings

Shaquille O'Neal, O.J. McDuffie, Mark Duper at Dry Fried Wings Opening (Photos)

Not only did basketball great and Jack-of-all-trades Shaquille O'Neal show up at the opening of Fort Lauderdale's Dry Fried Wings, the sports superstar immersed himself in the job by greeting fans and getting his hands dirty -- with wing sauce, of course.

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It all went down last Friday afternoon, as Shaq and friends showed up at the restaurant, tucked inside DaVinci's Pizzeria (2926 N. Ocean Boulevard) on Fort Lauderdale Beach, for a meet and greet with fans and a spot of lunch.

Also at the event were former Miami Dolphins players Mercury Morris, Jim Kiick, Mark Duper, OJ McDuffie, and everyone's favorite celebrity dad Michael Lohan.

According to a Dry Fried Wings spokesperson, O'Neal's only stake in Dry Fried Wings is as a fan. If you want to eat like Shaq, an order of six wings is $5.99, and a dozen wings are $10.99. 10 wings and a pitcher of beer are $15.99, and an order of wings and rings are $9.99.

Shaq's a fan of Dry Fried Wings. Wonder if that's the key to being big and strong?

Mark Duper enjoys some Dry Fried Wings.

O.J. McDuffie's turn to score some lunch.

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Laine Doss is the food and spirits editor for Miami New Times, covering the restaurant and bar scene in South Florida. She has been featured on Cooking Channel’s Eat Street and Food Network’s Great Food Truck Race. Doss won an Alternative Weekly award for her feature on what it’s like to wait tables. In a previous life, she appeared off-Broadway and shook many a cocktail as a bartender at venues in South Florida and New York City. When she’s not writing, you can find Doss running some marathon then celebrating at the nearest watering hole.
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