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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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To: nickcarraway

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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To: Patriot Babe

The perfect pizza when your on a diet!


21 posted on 01/11/2014 10:53:52 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: andyk

They tried to get me to eat that balut stuff, no way sir, no way at all lol.


22 posted on 01/11/2014 10:55:07 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Salamander

Kill it with fire, it’s the only way to be sure!


23 posted on 01/11/2014 10:56:33 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Still Thinking
It gets you on the other end...


24 posted on 01/11/2014 10:58:24 AM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Salamander

That’s the problem with snakes. They always want to use the microwave. They should use the over or the stove more often.


25 posted on 01/11/2014 10:59:12 AM PST by nickcarraway
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To: nickcarraway
a curious amalgam of animals including hog, alligator, tomato, frogs legs, swamp cabbage

Why did the tomato cross the road? Because the swamp cabbage was after him.

26 posted on 01/11/2014 11:03:26 AM PST by bgill
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To: Jack Hydrazine

More like spotted owl.

Hide this message from the Feds.


27 posted on 01/11/2014 11:09:43 AM PST by DPMD
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To: andyk

I had to draw the line at monkey meat and dog balls.


28 posted on 01/11/2014 11:10:19 AM PST by DPMD
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To: DPMD

LOL! I’m at a loss for words. :)


29 posted on 01/11/2014 11:11:51 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

I guess they must always be in a big hurry....


30 posted on 01/11/2014 11:15:35 AM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: Bulwyf
Fire is useless...I've weaponized my Boas...:)


31 posted on 01/11/2014 11:26:05 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Salamander

Lol, I’m definitely no snake fan. A few months back in new Brunswick one was loose in a living room and killed two boys, one was over for a sleepover. I can’t imagine being that parent. They lived over top a pet store from what I saw. I can’t imagine what they thought as they were crushed to death.


32 posted on 01/11/2014 11:28:21 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: selfdefense
So I'm guessing you're not coming to visit me

or tagging along for a nice drive in the sticks?

:)

33 posted on 01/11/2014 11:29:31 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway

I think it’s the buttons.

The lack of arms makes turning knobs difficult so they prefer the modern convenience of digital touch padssssssssss.

;]


34 posted on 01/11/2014 11:30:39 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Bulwyf

Yeah, that story reeked to high heaven.

They’re still talking about it on the herp forums.

I do not believe that snake “acted alone”.

There was too much weirdness going on with the shop owner.

Tons of photos of the boys ‘playing with snakes’ in their *underwear*?

Last I heard, the investigation had shifted from the snake to him.

Snakes kill to eat, not for kicks.

Humans, not so much.


35 posted on 01/11/2014 11:34:58 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Salamander

I haven’t heard much since the incident, I will have to check into things some more.


36 posted on 01/11/2014 11:36:30 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

It’s best to eat them before they eat you —


37 posted on 01/11/2014 11:49:56 AM PST by Uncle Chip
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To: Bulwyf
http://www.retailhellunderground.com/my_weblog/2013/08/pet-store-shocker-python-snake-may-not-be-murderer-of-two-canadian-boys.html

http://killingkillers.blogspot.com/2013/08/police-probe-python-double-murder.html

After the end of August, it all just goes down the rabbit hole, never to be mentioned again.

...unless you hang out in herp forums, anyway.

It is SO behaviorally aberrant as to be nearly impossible.

It makes me think of "Columbo" where Dobes, venomous snakes and venomous shellfish were used to commit 'perfect murders'.

If the "perp" can't testify on its own behalf...makes me wonder about some "killings" by dogs, especially of babies.

What if they were just ~really~ "late term abortions"?

People can be unbelievably evil and creative.

38 posted on 01/11/2014 11:57:16 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: nickcarraway

Florida Pizza Shop Sells Pie That Includes Python Meat

"Newt?"


39 posted on 01/11/2014 12:00:51 PM PST by COBOL2Java (I'm a Christian, pro-life, pro-gun, Reaganite. The GOP hates me. Why should I vote for them?)
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To: nickcarraway
Python pizza?
def make_pizza(self, size=medium, ingredients, delivery, pickup):
     do_make_crust(self, size)
     add_tomato_sauce(self, size)
     do_add_ingredients(self, size, ingredients)
     do_bake_pizza(self, bakingtime(size))
     if delivery or pickup:
          box_it_up(self)
              if delivery:    
                  notify_driver(self)
     else:
          plate_pizza(self)
          signal_customer_ready(self)
     return

40 posted on 01/11/2014 12:02:59 PM PST by 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten
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To: Salamander

That’s true, people can be ingeniously evil. I can assure you of this though, they’re not fooling God.


41 posted on 01/11/2014 12:04:17 PM PST by Bulwyf
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To: nickcarraway

Anyone who has ever lived in Oklahoma will tell you just how tasty snake meat is. I love rattlesnake chili.


42 posted on 01/11/2014 12:25:55 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: nickcarraway

43 posted on 01/11/2014 12:51:32 PM PST by Manic_Episode (Some days...it's just not worth chewing through the leather straps....)
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To: selfdefense

Hey, don’t be so hard on him...after all, how would he get around the house any other way?


44 posted on 01/11/2014 1:20:09 PM PST by pallmallman (Q)
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To: 2 Kool 2 Be 4-Gotten

LOL

Geek.

;)


45 posted on 01/11/2014 1:42:09 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Bulwyf

That is the one thing that keeps me going (and reasonably sane) in the midst of so much unpunished evil.


46 posted on 01/11/2014 1:46:19 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Bob

Street food in Olongapo was an adventure. Never could be sure what you were getting in your barbecue
= = = = = = = = = = = = = =
Ah Olangapo....

Exit Subic Bay Naval Base, cross the ‘$hit River’ and arrive in downtown Olangapo....

With the urchins, street vendors, and hundreds of saloons, and young ladies eagerly awaiting the arrival of young sailors they could talk to and try to give them a little piece of ‘home’ Naturally, for a price.

When people say ‘How can you eat that’? I often wonder (probably better off not knowing) what it was I really may have been eating when purchasing from street vendors in many sordid ports of the Far East. Oh yes, musn’t forget T-Town just a little bit South of San Ysidro.

Enough local brew and all is possible.

Didn’t ‘they’ used to say “To a hungry man; a bottle of hot sauce makes a pile of Horse Apples tasty, or at least somewhat edible”?


47 posted on 01/11/2014 2:10:33 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: xrmusn

While I don’t know about the Horse Apples, there certainly weren’t any stray dogs or cats to be seen in Olongapo. :=)


48 posted on 01/11/2014 2:28:11 PM PST by Bob
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To: Bob

True enough and you would think a city/area so ‘dirty’ yet fairly remote would have a few bats or rats running around???
Ever eat the ‘fried squid’ on the street corners in Yokosuka or other Japanese ports? Tasty but Who knows what??

Were the ‘dog and pony’ shows still in practice while you were there?
Interesting if nothing else.


49 posted on 01/11/2014 2:39:06 PM PST by xrmusn (6/98 --STUPIDITY?: Lets remove warning labels so we can level the playing field.)
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To: xrmusn

I only spent a day or two in Yokosuka and barely left the ship. Never saw or even heard of dog and pony shows. Since I did my Westpac in late 1972, I may have missed some of the good stuff.


50 posted on 01/11/2014 2:57:55 PM PST by Bob
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