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Country superstar showcases cooking skills at pre-game feast for Clemens Celebrity Slam

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Toby Keith, from left, Kory Clemens and Roger Clemens in the kitchen at Katch 22 Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Toby Keith, from left, cooks up his chicken-friend pork ribs at the urging of Kory Clemens and Roger Clemens. Photo by John McCaine
Jeff Bagwell, left, and Robert Wuhl at Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Jeff Bagwell, left, is interviewed for Sirius Radio by writer/comedian Robert Wuhl. Photo by John McCaine
Jeff Bagwell, from left, Rachel Brown, Chita Johnson and Roy Oswald Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Jeff Bagwell, from left, Rachel Brown, Chita Johnson and Roy Oswalt. Photo by John McCaine
Liz Eklund, from left, Brian Ching, Debbie and Roger Clemens and Toby Keith Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Liz Eklund, from left, Brian Ching, Debbie and Roger Clemens and Toby Keith. Photo by John McCaine
Jay Humphrey, left, and Kasey Studdard at Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Jay Humphrey, left, and Kasey Studdard. Photo by John McCaine
Kory Clemens, left, and Toby Keith at Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Kory Clemens, left, and Toby Keith show off those chicken-fried pork ribs. Photo by John McCaine
Toby Keith, from left, Kory Clemens and Roger Clemens in the kitchen at Katch 22 Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Jeff Bagwell, left, and Robert Wuhl at Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Jeff Bagwell, from left, Rachel Brown, Chita Johnson and Roy Oswald Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Liz Eklund, from left, Brian Ching, Debbie and Roger Clemens and Toby Keith Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Jay Humphrey, left, and Kasey Studdard at Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014
Kory Clemens, left, and Toby Keith at Roger Clemens' Celebrity Slam Party July 2014

The kitchen at Kory ClemensKatch 22 will never be the same, not after country superstar Toby Keith took over Monday night and cooked up a batch of his chicken fried pork ribs. Yes, it was a delicious scene on many levels when Roger Clemens took over the restaurant and bar for a celeb dinner in advance of his Rocketman Celebrity Slam at Minute Maid Park on Tuesday.

More than 100 Clemens fans and participants in the charity softball tournament stopped in for the high-level sports schmooze. Jeff Bagwell, Roy Oswalt, Brian Ching, Astros president Reid Ryan and country singer Billy Dawson were among the notables. Proceeds from the game benefit the Roger Clemens Foundation

Executive chef Kory Clemens put on a spread that would have had lesser athletes reaching for the Alka-Seltzer.

Also on the scene was comedian, writer and major sports fan Robert Wuhl (remember him as HBO's sports agent in Arlis). In the middle of the rocking party, he conducted a live broadcast of his "Off the Wuhl" program that airs on Sirius Satellite Radio’s Fantasy Sports Channel. 

Those in need of carb loading before the big athletic event, found their fill at Katch 22. Executive chef Kory put on a spread that would have had lesser athletes reaching for the Alka-Seltzer. Kory's famous Boston lobster rolls and his signature bacon-wrapped quail were just starters for the menu that included filet mignon, mahi mahi, chicken fried chicken, chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes, Kory's Ultimate Mac-N-Cheese and a load of mini pies and desserts.

Chowing down on the feast were guests including Bagwell's steady squeeze Rachel Brown (ex-wife of the late hand doctor Michael Brown), singer Krystal Keith (Toby's daughter), Houston songbird Macy Medford, KHOU Channel 11's Chita Johnson, Jay Humphrey, Liz Eklund, Kasey Studdard, Lane Craft and the Rocket's wife, Debbie Clemens.
 

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