According to the Colorado Health Department, at least 28 people have become sick from Salmonella poisoning while dining at The Fort restaurant in Morrison. Customers became ill after eating at the restaurant between July 10 and July 16. Health department officials think the salmonella is linked to undercooked eggs. Many diners became ill after eating rattlesnake cakes, an exotic dish that contained the eggs. The department has sent samples of the salmonella strain to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to see if it’s linked to outbreaks elsewhere in the country. (photo from AP).  From "The Fort’s" menu:


Rattlesnake Cake

A Diamondback Rattlesnake Cake (similar to a crab cake) topped with a sweet and spicy avacodo relish and cilantro micro greens, served with Dixon chile aoli. $25 (subject to availability)