WHAT’S BEING CLAIMED:
- People in North Carolina are entering a lottery to win the chance to eat a burger topped with a whole roasted tarantula.
- Bull City Burger and Brewery in North Carolina is known not just for winning the 2017 NC State Brewers’ Cup but also for serving exotic dishes.
- Bull City’s Tarantula Burger is one of its jaw-dropping items on the menu this April as the restaurant holds its annual Exotic Meat Month promotion.
The Tarantula Burger is the creation of Bull City Burger and Brewery in North Carolina. The “farm-to-fork” restaurant boasts of using local-sourced, fresh, organic, and pasture-raised beef on their burgers and serving fresh beers.
Bull City is including the eight-legged arachnid in its menu as part of its annual Exotic Meat Month promotion. The restaurant, which opened in March 2011, has been doing the annual promotion for seven years. Its mission is to give customers a chance “to learn new flavors and to experience tastes that other cultures enjoy every day.”
Every April, Bull City celebrates exotic meats from around the country and the world. Aside from the spider, it also offers alligator, bugs, camel, elk, ostrich, python, scorpion, turtle, and more. But the Tarantula Burger is the only item it offers on its lottery.
The Tarantula Burger is made from “pasture-raised North Carolina beef topped with Gruyère cheese, spicy sauce, and a whole oven-roasted zebra tarantula.” This exotic dish costs $30. You get a free T-shirt if you finish the whole thing.
According to local media WRAL-TV, Bull City only has 18 tarantulas to serve. People need to enter a lottery for the chance to eat one.
During the restaurant’s Exotic Meat Month promotion, it is serving chocolate covered bugs as a topping option for its homemade ice cream.
Bull City Burger and Brewery is proudly a certified B-Corp. A benefit corporation is a for-profit company certified by 33 U.S. states and the District of Columbia to meet rigorous standards that include a positive impact on society, workers, the community and the environment.
Source: The Daily Meal