You’re a cosmopolitan kind of burger eater, but frankly, things have been stale for a while now. Sure, you’ve tried the pretzel bun, added fried eggs on top, or maybe some blue cheese and caramelized onions, but where do you go from there? May we suggest a trip to the Bull City Burger And Brewery in Durham, North Carolina, which is celebrating “Exotic Meat Month” with its “Tarantula Challenge.”
While we at The Takeout batted around figures that we would have to receive to eat this burger (amounts ranged from $250 to $10,000), turns out, you have to pay for it. For a mere $30, you can partake of this, um, delicacy, and even get a snappy T-shirt afterward exclaiming your triumph over the tarantula burger. Yahoo! News and other outlets are reporting on that the “$30 tarantula burger includes a pasture-raised North Carolina beef burger with gruyere cheese, topped with an oven-roasted tarantula and spicy chili sauce.” While you might be thinking, “not in a millllllllion years,” demand for this burger is so great that there’s a waiting list, and lucky contestants have to be selected from a lottery to get to eat the burger. (Also, it should be noted, the tarantulas are already dead by the time they arrive at the restaurant.)
If tarantula’s not your jam, Bull City’s Exotic Meat Month also offers python and camel for your adventure-eating pleasure. Or maybe it’s time for your thrill-starved self to start considering mountain-climbing. Possibly sky-diving.