The Deli hosts Spamarama every year, holding the event as close to
Fontaine said at least one-third of the dish has to be made up of Spam. Some of this year's dishes included "Great Balls of Spam", Spam tomales, a Spam apple pie, Spam dip and Spam Octopus.
Some past dishes have included entries such as Spew (Spam Stew), chocolate-covered Spam on a stick and a Spam root beer float.
Participants can get creative with the canned meat as well. "Spamalot", a castle made of Spam, sat on a table in front of the edible dishes on Sunday night. The castle was made by long-time bartender
McIntosh has also built things like the "Spamhenge" and "Spalamo" past years, Fontaine said.
"We just get together and just enjoy the company. We try to have it as close as
Fontaine said in the early wars, Spam was used a lot because it didn't spoil and it was actually a good cut of meat. According to the official SPAM website, it is comprised of two different cuts on a pig -- the shoulder and the rear, where the ham portion comes from.
"Spam is actually a very traditional American food," he said.
The canned meat originally had a five-year expiration date, but it has since been cut to three years, Fontaine said.
The event also featured live music by the "Spam Daddies", also known as The Red Devils. Band members included band leader
Fontaine said he hopes more people will get involved next year, helping them celebrate
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