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Dionaea's is, in most respects, a normal restaurant. It serves dishes
from the American South, especially from North and South Carolina.
However, Dionaea's has a spacious greenhouse in its back. There,
medium sized-pots of Venus Flytraps are grown. Each pot contains a
large colony of the carnivorous
plants; anywhere from seven to
twelve Flytraps may be found in one container. At any one time,
some of the pots of plants will be digesting. The other ones, though,
await their nourishment.
When a group of customers are sat at a table, the staff of Dionaeas
carefully brings out a pot of Venus Flytraps and lowers it into the
pot-shaped depression on the table. As the customers munch on their
fried chicken, they are stared in the face by a group of hungry
plants. Finally, at the end of the meal, every eater has the option of
offering a scrap of their food to a Venus Flytrap before their plates
As it takes ten days for a Flytrap to digest, plants are rotated in and
out of the greenhouse, and are allowed to digest their food at a
leisurely rate. At any time, Dionaeas should have enough hungry
plants to stock each and every table.
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||Okay, but I think you're going to need a *lot* of these things. They digest pretty slowly...
||I'm pretty sure fried chicken is not good for venus fly traps. It will most likely clog their arteries.
||It is possible to overfeed a flytrap, so you'd have to control it somehow.
||Given that we're still living in the age of conspicuous consumption, surely there's no more poignant sign o' our times than a morbidly obese Venus flytrap waving its pudgy little leaves in the air and plaintively requesting a Fisher Price tower crane to help it get out of its pot in the morning?
||Actually, starving polar bears are more poignant than that. Polar bears and global warming.
||Should've called it Audry's.
||why does this serve Southern cooking? I'd like to stand up and declare the middle and northern states have just as greasy, salt-laden. over sugared and proteinaceous foods as the south.
||I would prefer to feed a cute puppy, but that's just me. A humongous venus fly trap on the other hand....
||[dentworth], Dionaea's serves Southern cooking because
that's where Venus Flytraps come from. Also, I had a
hankerin' for fried chicken when I was writing the idea.
||You can get them to close by tickling the sense hairs with a fine bristle. If you allow the trap to close and keep tweaking until it's almost shut, you can then gently withdraw the bristle and the trap will then close completely.