Would You Eat This?: Tarantula Burger

I don't know if this is made for shock value or if people are actually demanding to eat tarantulas, but this is a hard pass for me. A restaurant in North Carolina is serving a tarantula burger and, hold on, where's the trash can? Ah, thank you. Let me direct my projectile vomit at it while you read more about why this burger exists:

"Bull City Burger, known for its pasture-raised beef burgers, is in the midst of its seventh annual Exotic Meats Month, an April tradition where pythons, alligators and scorpions join the menu.

There’s also a tarantula challenge, where adventurous diners chow down on a burger of gruyere cheese, spicy chili paste and, well, a tarantula. The prize, beyond social media glory, is a pretty sweet T-shirt. Bull City started the month with 15 tarantulas. Now, there are just two."

Wait. This burger is supposed to be around $30 (with fries) and all you get for eating a fat f***ing tarantula is a t-shirt? Is this so you can look cool on Instagram? Is this because a tarantula shot your pa? What ACTUAL joy do you get out of this besides maybe actually liking the taste? 

Oh yeah, THE TASTE. 

“It’s an oven-baked, salted, zebra tarantula,” said Bull City Burger owner Seth Gross. “It’s very crispy, just like the end of a fried shrimp tail.” 

So, no. Great. 

Luckily, this has been done on a lottery kind of system. No word yet if anywhere else would sell something so gimmicky yet, but...would YOU try something like this? 

Get more info on the tarantula burger HERE! 

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