St. Paul Bar to Roast Bear for Packers-Bears Game

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - A sports bar owner in Minnesota is
showing his support for the Green Bay Packers in this weekend's
game against the Chicago Bears in a very literal way - by roasting
a bear.

Blake Montpetit, the co-owner of Tiffany Sports Lounge in St.
Paul, says he plans to cook a 180-pound black bear in a pig-roaster
over hickory and charcoal on Sunday. He says his cousin shot it in
northern Wisconsin during bear hunting season, which runs in
September and October, and then froze it.

Montpetit says he planned to serve the meat to customers, but
the state health department rejected the plan because the meat is
unprocessed. Instead, customers can take photos with the roasting

After the game, the meat will go his cousin's party in Somerset,

(Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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