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Florida Pizza Shop Sells Pie That Includes Python Meat
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS ^ | THURSDAY, JANUARY 9, 2014 | iRVING dEJOHN

Posted on 01/11/2014 10:20:23 AM PST by nickcarraway

Evan’s Neighborhood Pizza in Fort Myers, Fla., is known for its Everglades pie — a crazy concoction that includes of frog, alligator and snake toppings.

Would you like a ssssslice?

A Florida pizza joint is offering a special slithering pie topped with virtually every creature that lives in the swamp.

Evan’s 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 it’s 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 they’re shocked at how well it’s sold. They’ve 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.


TOPICS: Food; Pets/Animals
KEYWORDS: florida; pizza
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1 posted on 01/11/2014 10:20:23 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway

That sounds awesome!


2 posted on 01/11/2014 10:21:37 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: nickcarraway

Does it taste like chicken?


3 posted on 01/11/2014 10:23:49 AM PST by Jack Hydrazine (Pubbies = national collectivists; Dems = international collectivists; me = independent conservative)
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To: JRandomFreeper

Ping.


4 posted on 01/11/2014 10:26:27 AM PST by thecodont
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To: Slings and Arrows; martin_fierro

ping


5 posted on 01/11/2014 10:28:03 AM PST by EveningStar
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To: andyk

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


6 posted on 01/11/2014 10:28:09 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Salamander

Ping


7 posted on 01/11/2014 10:28:11 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: max americana

Nice! I wish I had tried balut when I was over there :)


8 posted on 01/11/2014 10:31:40 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: andyk

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!)


9 posted on 01/11/2014 10:32:24 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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To: andyk

“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..


10 posted on 01/11/2014 10:33:37 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: nickcarraway
Bar-B-Que purists will throw a fit...


11 posted on 01/11/2014 10:36:16 AM PST by djf (OK. Well, lemme try to make this clear: If you LIKE your lasagna, you can KEEP your lasagna!)
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12 posted on 01/11/2014 10:36:54 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: max americana

and did you experience the desired side effect?


13 posted on 01/11/2014 10:37:34 AM PST by morphing libertarian
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To: max americana

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. :=)


14 posted on 01/11/2014 10:37:43 AM PST by Bob
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To: nickcarraway

Piethon?


15 posted on 01/11/2014 10:37:45 AM PST by Flick Lives (Got a problem with the government? Have a complaint. Get a free IRS audit!)
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To: nickcarraway

Ok lost my appetite LOL


16 posted on 01/11/2014 10:41:37 AM PST by Patriot Babe
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To: Bob

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..


17 posted on 01/11/2014 10:41:53 AM PST by max americana (fired liberals in our company last election, and I laughed while they cried (true story))
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To: Flick Lives

Clever. :)


18 posted on 01/11/2014 10:42:03 AM PST by andyk (I have sworn...eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.)
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To: Salamander

#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....


19 posted on 01/11/2014 10:48:54 AM PST by selfdefense
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To: nickcarraway

Does it try to strangle you from the inside while you’re swallowing it?


20 posted on 01/11/2014 10:49:02 AM PST by Still Thinking (Freedom is NOT a loophole!)
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