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cwdonald Jan 13, 2014 08:06 PM

Has anyone ever been to a muskrat dinner? Is it worth seeking out?

http://www.nj.com/salem/index.ssf/201...

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  1. sal_acid RE: cwdonald Jan 13, 2014 08:37 PM

    It is a South Jersey/Piney thing. Go do it.

    report back.

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      chuck98 RE: sal_acid Jan 14, 2014 11:01 AM

      yeah, definitely report back.

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      MarlboroMan RE: cwdonald Jan 14, 2014 09:10 AM

      LAC FIRE COMPANY ANNUAL
      MUSKRAT DINNER SATURDAY,
      JANUARY 25, 2014
      Seatings at 4, 5 & 6 pm Tickets are $ 30.00
      Call 856-339-9241 or 609-420-1216

      Never been. Never ate muskrat. Sounds intriguing, though. It's said to taste like a strong, dark turkey meat.

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        porker RE: MarlboroMan Jan 14, 2014 01:32 PM

        Actually it tastes more like beaver than turkey.

      2. drongo RE: cwdonald Jan 14, 2014 12:29 PM

        Here's the announcement for this year's event: https://www.facebook.com/permalink.ph...

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          Veggo RE: drongo Jan 14, 2014 12:55 PM

          For that price, I hope The Captain and Tennille are performing.

        2. grampart RE: cwdonald Jan 14, 2014 01:21 PM

          I think it's an acquired taste.......like Spam.

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            Veggo RE: grampart Jan 14, 2014 01:31 PM

            I question whether a gentleman, who during conversation on a first date revealed that he had acquired a taste for muskrat, would ever have a second date.

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              porker RE: Veggo Jan 14, 2014 01:35 PM

              I think it might just GUARANTEE a second date...If he'll eat muskrat....

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                Veggo RE: porker Jan 14, 2014 01:38 PM

                Ok, I had not considered Bubba's point of view....!!!

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              porker RE: grampart Jan 14, 2014 01:33 PM

              Spam tastes better than muskrat, even the low sodium one.

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                Veggo RE: porker Jan 14, 2014 01:36 PM

                Porker, I hope you learned that from a friend of a cellmate of a friend.

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                  porker RE: Veggo Jan 14, 2014 01:53 PM

                  No, I was at a Native celebration years back in La Makaza, Quebec (in the Laurentians, north of Mount Tremblant). There was roast moose, beaver, grouse, hare, and .... muskrat.
                  Perhaps it can be prepared better, but plain roast muskrat is, ahhh, an acquired taste as grampart mentions.
                  I just think you can acquire a taste for Spam much easier than muskrat.

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                    Veggo RE: porker Jan 14, 2014 01:59 PM

                    I would have enjoyed sampling the moose, grouse, and hare, sounds like a fun affair.
                    I acquired a taste for dating and quickly learned not to mention Spam or muskrat.

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                      grampart RE: porker Jan 14, 2014 02:00 PM

                      I ate Spam every which way when I was in Nam. I never did acquire a taste for it and haven't eaten it since. Muskrat? That's never going to happen.

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                        porker RE: grampart Jan 14, 2014 02:14 PM

                        Howsabout Spamrat?

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