NO! JUST NO!
Bull City Burger in Durham, NC is celebrating "Exotic Meat Month" by serving a tarantula on a burger. Not a fried egg, or a helping of caramelized onions. A hairy spider. The act of eating one of these monstrosities is called "The Tarantula Challenge," because finishing the burger takes grit.
The Tarantula Burger comes with 100% pasture-raised, North Carolina beef, Gruyére cheese and chili sauce, running a total of $30. According to Huffington Post, four people have successfully plowed through the Tarantula Burger. There are limited quantities, because the restaurant only purchased 18 zebra tarantulas, which thankfully arrived at the restaurant dead. Anyone looking to embark on the twisted challenge has to join a waiting list.
However, if you do complete the challenge and eat the 8-legged monster, all you'll get is this shirt:
You may have heard we host a Tarantula Challenge as a part of Exotic Meat Month.— Bull City Burger (@BullCityBurger) April 13, 2018
Anthony J., Ticket #907655
Dan W., Ticket #907661
Michael B., Ticket #907679
Give us a call and claim your tarantula, we've got them waiting for you. pic.twitter.com/7XyiNdndon
And so far someone has completed the challenge!