Skip to comments.Florida Pizza Shop Sells Pie That Includes Python Meat
Posted on 01/11/2014 10:20:23 AM PST by nickcarraway
Evans Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers, Fla., is known for its Everglades pie a crazy concoction that includes of frog, alligator and snake toppings.
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A Florida pizza joint is offering a special slithering pie topped with virtually every creature that lives in the swamp.
Evans Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers, Fla. tops its Everglades pie with a curious amalgam of animals including hog, alligator, tomato, frogs legs, swamp cabbage and, for good measure, python.
I'm very adventurous when it comes to food, that's for sure, owner Evan Daniell, 52, told the Daily News on Thursday. You have different flavors throughout each bite.
The python, for example, has a chewy consistency and is marinated to remove the gamey taste of the meat. The frog's legs, which include the bones, have a cleaner taste than chicken, Daniell said. The idea was born in the pizza shop two years ago when the employees were discussing the invasion of pythons in the Everglades.
It's a happy accident, it's about being creative, said Daniell, who estimates he has sold roughly 150 pies in the last two years. We're selling them left and right.
Out-of-towners often get dragged to the Sunshine State slice shack by locals, his wife Avis Daniell noted.
Evan and Avis Daniell of Fort Myers created the pie when there was the python invasion in the Everglades a couple of years ago.
The out-of-state people want to try it because its like a dare, said the wife, 42.
The family is not done pushing the envelope with their pies, Evan Daniell said.
The husband has considered a roadkill pizza that would include raccoon, armadillo and even possum meat.
I've yet to find a supplier, he said.
The two admit theyre shocked at how well its sold. Theyve made more than 150 of the peculiar pies since they first put it on the menu.
The medium 14-inch Everglades pie retails for a pricy $45, mostly because python meat costs about $66 per pound.
Pace yourself when eating the packed pie, Daniell warned. You gotta be careful, you don't want it to bite you the next day, he joked.
That sounds awesome!
Does it taste like chicken?
I’m in. What the hell, when I was in the Philippines, I ate “bayawak” or giant lizard’ meat in the province, then this may be OK. Just drink beer with it XD
Nice! I wish I had tried balut when I was over there :)
I wouldn’t be surprised at all if python meat was very, very good!
Low in fat, good protein content, free-range (make that free-swamp!)
“Nice! I wish I had tried balut when I was over there :)”
I have. The trick is NOT to look at it once you break the shell LOL but boy, the baby chick water is delicious..
and did you experience the desired side effect?
Street food in Olongapo was an adventure. Never could be sure what you were getting in your barbecue but it did wash down well with San Migoo. :=)
Ok lost my appetite LOL
hehe Taho’ in the mornings, fish balls in the afternoon. All street food. Pares’ in the evenings. I think I drank a ton of gulaman’ there due to friggin’ humidity but I agree, san Migoo’ or Red Horse beer makes everything taste better..
#12...For some reason that pic really creeps me out...Some people like it, for me just can’t see something like that crawling around the house....
Does it try to strangle you from the inside while you’re swallowing it?
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