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May 3, 2007

'Vin at the Vine

The Vine was packed last night, due to the last Five Wines for $5 with the illustrious bartender Kevin Diesel.

I showed up late, but there were still at least a dozen women sitting near the bar drooling over this guy. They kept pulling him aside and snapping photos with him, and loudly whispering about how hot he was. I'll bet over the course of the night, there were 20-25 women who showed up just to make goo-goo eyes at him. Diesel, in turn, rewarded them with free shots.

It took 10 minutes for me and my buddy Justin just to get a drink order in, because Diesel was too busy catering to his fan club. I must admit, the resemblance is uncanny. Sharing nearly the same name? Downright freaky.

This is a picture my girlfriend Amie took of him last fall. 


Now, Here's a shot of the real Vin Diesel, courtesy of IMDB. 

What do you think? 

I think it actually might be the real Diesel. His career has fallen off so far it's feasible he could be pouring drinks at a Baltimore bar.

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 1:53 PM | | Comments (2)


by the way this is not Vin Diesel, i have pictures of Kevin and that is exactly what he looks like. Believe me that is NOT vin

haha Yes, that is definitely Kevin. I used to work with him coaching a swim team and I haven't been in touch with him for years, but I remember going out with him and some of our friends and he would say they were related as a joke, sometimes the people didn't understand it was a joke and actually think they were related.
BTW, if anybody knows how to get in touch with him, I'd like to catch up. I haven't seen/heard from him in years.

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Erik Maza is a features reporter at the Baltimore Sun. He writes for several sections of the Sun paper and contributes weekly columns on music and nightlife. He also writes and edits the Midnight Sun blog. He often covers entertainment, business, and the business of entertainment. Occasionally, he writes about Four Loko, The Block, the liquor board, and those who practice "simulated sex with a potted palm tree." Before The Sun, he was a reporter at the Miami New Times. He's also written for Miami magazine, the Orlando Sentinel, the Sarasota Herald Tribune and the Gainesville Sun. Got tips? Gripes? Pitches? He's reachable at Click here to keep up with the dumb music he's listening to.

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