Eat your fears: NC restaurant serving limited-time tarantula burgers

Eat your fears: NC restaurant serving limited-time tarantula burgers

DURHAM, NC — Waiter, quick, there’s a tarantula in my burger!

But wait, before you ask to speak with the manager, that tarantula is supposed to be sitting atop your patty, looking chargrilled to perfection and frightening as hell.

Bull City Burger and Brewery in Durham, North Carolina is causing stomachs to churn with its new ‘Tarantula Burger’, the star dish for its annual ‘Exotic Meat Month’. In past years, the eatery has served up everything from iguana and camel to alligator and creepy-crawly insects.

Sounds gross? Maybe, but you’d be surprised by how many people go ga-ga over gross.

In an interview with Reuters, restaurant owner Seth Gross said that he only gets 15 farm-raised tarantulas each year. Anyone who wants to sample one has to fill out a lottery ticket; if their name is drawn they have two days to collect – and eat – their prize.

The challenge kicked off on April 4, and will continue every day while supplies last, reports USA Today.

But be prepared to pay up – the Tarantula Burger, which comes complete with gruyere cheese, spicy chili sauce and a side of ‘Dirty Fries’ will set you back a hefty $30. But the upside? If you eat the whole thing, you’ll receive a limited-edition Tarantula Challenge t-shirt, plus bragging rights for the rest of your life.

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