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Pinstripes and Quail Bites

Yankees star chows down with the Bushes and Roger Clemens before big Astros season opener

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9054 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
Derek Jeter and Barbara Bush. Photo by John McCaine
9092 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 201
Adrian Peterson, from left, Roger and Debbie Clemens, President George H.W. Bush and Barbara Bush and Derek Jeter. Photo by John McCaine
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Ashley Peterson, left, and Debbie Clemens. Photo by John McCaine
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Neil Bush, from left, President George H.W. Bush and Roger Clemens with chef Kory Clemens. Photo by John McCaine
Katch 22, Houston, March 2014
The Washington Avenue restaurant and bar where Derek Jeter lunched. Photo by John MaCaine
9044 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
Neil Bush, from left, President George H.W. Bush, Roger Clemens, Adrian Peterson and Adrian Peterson Jr. Photo by John McCaine
9072 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
Adrian Peterson, left, and Derek Jeter. Photo by John McCaine
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President George H.W. Bush, from left, Barbara Bush, Roger Clemens and Derek Jeter. Photo by John McCaine
Katch 22 grilled quail June 2013
The bacon-wrapped quail was a hit. Photo by © Texas Food Porn
9054 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
9092 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 201
9118 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
9027 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
Katch 22, Houston, March 2014
9044 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
9072 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
9005 Astros Opening Day with Barbara and George H.W. Bush April 2014
Katch 22 grilled quail June 2013

We're not sure where the rest of the New York Yankees had lunch on the day of their season opener against the Astros, but we can tell you that famed shortstop Derek Jeter had his big meal before the first game of his last season at Katch 22. That would be Kory Clemens' restaurant where, on this day, sports stars and a former U.S. president broke bread.

The Katch 22 team referred to today's lunch hour as one of pinstripes and quail bites as seven-time Cy Young Award winner Roger Clemens brought in the New York Yankee and sports-minded friends for some pre-game pampering and heavy-duty hobnobbing.

Former President George H. W. Bush and Barbara, both huge baseball fans, were at the table as well as Minnesota Viking's running back Adrian Peterson and Winford Tubbs, former linebacker for the New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers.

Adding a hometown gridiron presence to the hefty lunching was former Houston Oiler Ray Childress

The group that included Debbie Clemens and Ashley Peterson lunched on Kory’s signature bacon-wrapped quail bites, grilled chicken breast, bacon-wrapped filet, chopped grilled chicken salad and Angus sliders. Oh, and let's not forget Kory's grilled fish tacos, Boston lobster roll, buffalo shrimp, chicken fried steak, potato-crusted Atlantic salmon, wings, salads and more. #stuffed

Then it was off to warm up at Minute Maid Park before the first pitch of the night's game.

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