Tampa Bay Food Monster

…eating food since 1985.

About the Monster


Rusty Gillespie, the Tampa Bay Food Monster, was born in 1985. According to witnesses, he screamed and shook, seemingly without control, for a solid hour after birth, until he managed to bite onto a nearby doctor, whom he chewed on til blood was drawn. Finding fully developed teeth in the Food Monster’s mouth, the doctor declared him to be an abomination unto the lord, and had him locked into an isolated chamber for further study. The baby somehow managed to eat his way through the walls and out into the city, and survived living off of scraps donated by sympathetic restaurateurs throughout the greater Tampa Bay area.

The Tampa Bay Food Monster continues to eat to this day.