Great food stories just follow Lloyd Allen around.
Along with the rest of the packed-to-the-rafters guests.
Fortunately, the inn’s brand-new Red Hen restaurant — run by Hunter King, of the very popular King’s Kitchen at Southport Beach — was open.
Well, not exactly.
It was their very 1st day in business. They’d planned a nice, soft opening.
It didn’t happen.
As the hordes descended, things got crazy.
Fortunately, a few diners jumped in to help.
People named Jed and Lexi cooked. Another guy — Christian — prepped food, waited tables and did everything else except slaughter a cow.
Luca Kupper — of Double L fame — chopped vegetables.
Ethan Lindenbaum and his mom Jamie walked to Stop & Shop to get more food.
And Lloyd himself washed dishes.
Breakfast this morning was even wilder.
Tonight, Lloyd says, they’re doing Mardi Gras: crawfish gumbo, Texas buffalo burger sliders with mozzarella, Cajun tacos and po’ boys.
Kinda makes you want to be stranded for a while, doesn’t it?