Twisted Root is Going to Serve Beaver Burgers for "the Jokes." What Jokes? (Updated)
Update: Yesterday we told you that Twisted Root would be serving beaver burgers tomorrow, which is now today. Today we're told that the beaver burgers will not be available until tomorrow, which is still tomorrow. Are we clear? Crystal.
Original item: Deep Ellum's location of Twisted Root, the burger chain built on a Diner's Drive-ins and Dives appearance, announced today they would be serving up beaver burgers for a limited time. The burgers, derived from the semi-aquatic rodent known for damning streams, can be had for $7.99.
Owner Jason Boso laughed when I called him about the exotic burger. "We're always trying to do something exotic and funky," he told me. The restaurant has featured other game meats, including kangaroo, in the past.
The beaver comes in from British Columbia. Boso bought 60 pounds of the meat and will put in on the menu starting tomorrow until he runs out.
I've never eaten beaver, so I searched around and found a few references to dark red, fine grained, moist and tender, meat. Most compare the flavor of beaver to roast pork. Boso admits tomorrow morning's run will constitute his first ever beaver tasting as well. "I've got no idea," he told me when I asked him what beaver tasted like. "But the jokes alone are worth it."
I don't get it. What jokes?
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