updated 03/13/2012 AT 11:00 AM ET
•originally published 03/13/2012 AT 11:30 AM ET
Chad Ochocinco made 200 people very happy – and, presumably, very full – Monday night when he extended a very generous invitation to his Twitter followers.
“Dinner in NY tonight,” Tweeted the New England Patriots wide receiver – and model Evelyn Lozada’s fiancé, 34. “1st 200 people at Sylvia’s Restaurant by 7 pm in Harlem. Leave ya money/credit cards at home. I got you this time.”
About a half-hour before 7 p.m., the popular Harlem soul-food eatery posted a photo of the fans crowding outside.
“The line for @ochocinco is wrapping around the corner!!” the restaurant Tweeted.
On the menu: “We served our most popular items,” Tren’ness Woods-Black (granddaughter of Sylvia Woods, the restaurant’s namesake) told New York magazine. “Barbecue ribs, fried chicken, mac and cheese, corn bread, iced tea, cocktails.”
Ochocinco’s guests topped off their meal with red velvet cupcakes from Cake Man Raven Confectionery – and one last, not-so-edible gift.
“Now I’ve 200 new friends, even better 200 new friends have my phone number,” he wrote. “Now that sh–is #Epic or #Crazy.”
To Motorola, he added, “please excuse the increase in traffic to my device.”
So has his phone stopped ringing? “Only 13 people have texted me,” he Tweeted. “That’s rhino droppings!!! I gave you my number to use it.”