In West Virginia, the town of Marlinton that has a population of just over 1,000. Why do we care? These folks have one claim to fame, and it’s their pride and joy. I’m talking about The Roadkill Cooking Festival. The 24th annual shenanigans just wrapped up, and there was some good eatin’ to be found.
Whether your taste buds crave the likes of bear, elk, or possum…or you go for something more exotic like they guy from California who enter the competition with his iguana tacos…there’s something for everyone at this thing. To be fair, not everything cooked up here is actual roadkill, but some is. The locals won’t tell you so. Probably something to do with keeping the local mystique intact.
Dishes are judged by the usual criteria and food festivals like this with ONE notable exception. Points are deducted if the food contains remnants of asphalt or gravel in it.
Bon appetit, y’all.