Last year for my birthday I was looking for a new burrito spot with more than just the usual accouterments i.e. Super burritos and tacos. I happend upon La Oaxaquena in the mission district. Along with the usual favorites that a taqueria has this place had some unusual things on the menu including Venison Burritos, Cricket Tacos, and Tarantula Tostadas. It seems that us here in the states get used to our protein coming from the usual source of chicken, pork or beef, but in the mountainous region of Oaxaca, where livestock is harder to maintain, protein must come from other places including insects. Unfortunately I was too squeamish to try the tarantula, plus it wasn’t in season (because apparently there is a tarantula season), and I settled on the delicious Venison burrito.