The Traditional Thanksgiving Day Alligator

Does your family have turkey for Thanksgiving? Some families do. I mean, to each his own, I guess. But I agree with Kimberly Darling of Chicago who prefers to serve her family alligator.

She's one of many Thanksgiving celebrants described in an article published in The Wall Street Journal (sorry, it's paywalled) who serve exotic meats to their families on Thanksgiving. S. Ottomanelli & Sons, a butcher shop in New York City, reports that about 25% of its orders for the feast are for exotic meats, which include alligator, kangaroo, python, and rattlesnake.

Other alligator meat producers inform the Journal that they see similar upticks in orders during the holiday seasons. It's a time to eat hearty and impress guests, so alligator suits them.

-via Dave Barry | Photo: S. Ottomanelli & Sons

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I thought this article was about the big alligator statues people dress up and display for the holidays down in Louisiana. We had a restaurant right in town that served complimentary alligator bits while waiting for your entrees.
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