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Alligator burgers: Do they really taste like chicken?Posted Monday, February 21, 2011, at 9:14 AM
I ordered a seafood platter which had two gator burger patties, about six boiled shrimp, some chopped zuccini, gator nuggets, and some sort of fried flatbread. My friend had a grouper sandwich, so, as usual, we shared.
I had always heard that alligator tasted like chicken, so I was curious. Neither the burger nor the nuggets tasted at all like chicken--but the chef had spiced it up pretty good, so even chicken might not have tasted like chicken in his hands. I admit that my taste buds are getting used to spicey food down here!
In addition to the gator, we were treated to a big dose of local color, with accents unheard around the Midwest, and a guitar/harmonica player/singer who knew about Cape Girardeau and Billy Swan. We listened to the smooth sounds of "I can Help," as we left.
Next stop--the smallest post office in the United States!
From the depths of Florida, this is your really roving reporter, Madeline, signing off to go snooping through the Mall Jungles and the "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge!
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Madeline (Giles) DeJournett is the Advance writer for the North Stoddard Countian. A retired high school English/history teacher, she spent 32 years teaching in 5 schools in Missouri and Alaska. These days, she lives quietly with a menagerie of wild and domestic animals on 52 secluded acres in the remote Tillman hills south of Advance. She graduated from Dexter High School in 1960 and Southeast Missouri State in 1964. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 573-722-5322.
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