Coon's Got Hands

The Memphis Commercial Appeal does a lifestyle piece on last week's kickoff to the legislative campaign season, Jimmy Naifeh's "Coon Supper." Apparently, the title dish is not all that popular:

Raccoon usually is the centerpiece dish, but -- it's safe to say -- the least popular.

"I do eat every time, but not the coon," said Shelby County Dist. Atty. Bill Gibbons, who attended last Thursday night's dinner on the grounds at the Covington Country Club. "Oh, I don't know. I just kind of lean toward some of the other food they serve."

Isaac Hayes, a Tipton County native, won't eat it, either. "No," he said. "He's got hands. Coon's got hands."

I ate the game dish one year

I ate the game dish one year and got the worst indigestion of my life.

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