Power Plays™ is about doing things other people either don’t know about or wouldn’t do. That why Tucson restaurant Boca Tacos y Tequila’s “exotic taco night” is a prime example of this wave.
The Wednesday night event, that has been running for about 6mths now, draws the kind of people that want the esteem boost of trying food that is way out of the “norm”.
They have already served up python, alligator, elk, kangaroo, rattlesnake, and turtle, but is African lion tacos going too far?
I did an informal survey of family and friends. My brother’s reaction was: “The lion is too majestic for a dinner table.” That was pretty much the general consensus except for a friend who says: “ I would try anything that’s put in front of me, life’s too short not to experience everything the world has to offer.”
I’m not sure if I would, maybe if it was on a safari and prepared by the indigenous tribe, rather than a restaurant where it seems more like a dare than a cultural exchange.
Anyway, no matter where you stand, it’s certainly a “prime cut” example of in-crowd prestige- the essence of Power Plays™