‘Crispy Crawlies!’: North Carolina restaurant offers customers a chance to feast on a Tarantula Burger

Posted on April 16, 2018.

A restaurant in North Carolina is serving up customers a truly unique dish that may make their skin crawl.

For a limited time only, Durham’s Bull City Burger and Brewery is preparing The Tarantula Burger for a select group of lucky diners as part of its annual Exotic Meat Month celebration, TheDailyMeal.com reported Friday.

Now in its seventh year, the promotion offers a burger made from 100 per cent North Carolina beef topped with Gruyere cheese, secret sauce and a whole oven-roasted zebra tarantula, which is ‘slightly salted and oven baked.’

For a limited time only, Durham’s Bull City Burger and Brewery is preparing the The Tarantula Burger for a select group of lucky diners

The eight-legged arachnid special will cost customers $30 and is limited to only 18 lucky patrons, who have to come to the store and enter into a lottery for a chance to win.

Participants then have to watch the restaurant’s social media to see if their tickets come up. For hungry diners who complete the meal, they get an extra bonus T-shirt and not to mention bragging rights.

Customers who have won in the past say the tarantula tasted ‘most like crab’

Previous Exotic Meat Month promotions have included alligator, iguana, python, bison, turtle, elk and more.

The Tarantula challenge, however, is the second year Bull City Burger has offered the meal.

Customers who have won in the past say the tarantula tasted ‘most like crab, or other shellfish, sometimes with a bit of a metallic-y taste, adding ‘BUT, the legs, the body…each bite tastes a bit different.’

Now in its seventh year, the promotion offers a burger topped with a whole oven-roasted zebra tarantula

The eight-legged arachnid special will run customers $30 and is limited to only 18 lucky patrons who must enter a special lottery at the restaurant (pictured: Bull City Burgers)

Source: Daily Mail