Local Man Wonders If Lettuce Shortage Is Also To Blame For His Nuggets Tasting Rather Gamey This Week — The Betoota Advocate

Local Man Wonders If Lettuce Shortage Is Also To Blame For His Nuggets Tasting Rather Gamey This Week — The Betoota Advocate

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A Betoota Heights man is asking questions this morning after his usual breakfast nuggets from Overell’s Feedbag on Stanley Avenue tasted a bit gamey.

The popular family restaurant and drive-through diner is owned and run by Joel Overell, the first cousin of The Advocate’s editor, Clancy. It’s been a Betoota favourite for over a decade and is famous for delicious meals at hip-pocket-friendly prices.

Which is part of the reason why Campbell Girnar felt something was off today.

The 25-year-old night manager of the Royal Betoota Golf Club spoke to our reporter about his experience at Overell’s, which is under fire this week for announcing some lettuce-related menu items will be replaced by foodstuffs such as lettuce and mandarin skins.

“My breakfast nuggets were pretty tough, they’re usually quite juicy,” he said from the cockpit of his Ford Territory.

“But this morning, they were tougher than a bonobo’s ball sack. Dry as Barnaby Joyce’s tongue at sunrise, too. Very unusual of Overell’s to do this, if I’m honest. It tastes like venison and not good venison at that. More of a kangaroo taste.”

The breakfast nuggets at Overell’s are a menu staple and the blended bacon, egg and BBQ sauce dipping sauce has kept customers coming back.

Joel Overell responded to The Advocate’s request for comment, telling our reporter that some menu items have been substituted as national supply chains and inflation bite margins.

“What are you asking me? If our chicken nuggets are made out of chicken?” said Mr Overell.

“As I’ve said before, the wholesale market is quite tight at the moment so we’re looking at alternatives across the board. That includes chicken and/or beef. If you look up in the sky, everything you see there is free. So of course, we’re looking at free-range alternatives such as pigeon. Not the common rock variety, I might add,”

“At Overell’s, we only use the finest ingredients. I can’t stress that enough. This is why we only use crested pigeons in our nuggets, which are the fancy ones with the cute mohawk that make that bitch-ass chirp when you scare them,”

“It’s a temporary measure and we hope to return to using the finest battery hens in the near future.”

More to come.

Author: Stephen Bailey