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?
The perfect pizza when your on a diet!
They tried to get me to eat that balut stuff, no way sir, no way at all lol.
Kill it with fire, it’s the only way to be sure!
That’s the problem with snakes. They always want to use the microwave. They should use the over or the stove more often.
Why did the tomato cross the road? Because the swamp cabbage was after him.
More like spotted owl.
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I had to draw the line at monkey meat and dog balls.
LOL! I’m at a loss for words. :)
I guess they must always be in a big hurry....
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.
or tagging along for a nice drive in the sticks?
I think it’s the buttons.
The lack of arms makes turning knobs difficult so they prefer the modern convenience of digital touch padssssssssss.
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.
I haven’t heard much since the incident, I will have to check into things some more.
It’s best to eat them before they eat you —
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.
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
That’s true, people can be ingeniously evil. I can assure you of this though, they’re not fooling God.
Anyone who has ever lived in Oklahoma will tell you just how tasty snake meat is. I love rattlesnake chili.
Hey, don’t be so hard on him...after all, how would he get around the house any other way?
That is the one thing that keeps me going (and reasonably sane) in the midst of so much unpunished evil.
Street food in Olongapo was an adventure. Never could be sure what you were getting in your barbecue
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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”?
While I don’t know about the Horse Apples, there certainly weren’t any stray dogs or cats to be seen in Olongapo. :=)
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.
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.