Bride & Groom MOM Subscribe

Find Local

Best Bites Blog > Food & Restaurant News

Eat Bugs at a Pop-Up “Pestaurant” Next Week

Grasshopper burgers, barbecue mealworms, and more.

Farewell, Jiminy. Photograph via Shutterstock.

Besides grasshopper tacos at Oyamel, Washington chefs don’t usually delve into the insect world for inspiration. That’ll change next week during a pop-up “pestaurant” at the Occidental. On the menu: grasshopper burgers, chocolate-covered ants, barbecue mealworms, and more. 

The meal (or daring snack?) is the creation of Ehrlich Pest Control, which hopes to raise awareness of pests and their nutritional value. According to the company, your multi- or no-legged friends can be low-fat sources of proteins, vitamins, and minerals. 

Though chomping down on insects may be less appetizing than, say, taking a vitamin, Ehrlich will give DC Central Kitchen $5 for every person who eats one bug, or $20 for each person who competes in a cricket-eating contest. There’s no word on how Jiminy and his brethren will be prepared, but hopefully it’ll be in the dead style. 

If culinary pest control is your thing, stop by the Occidental’s patio on Wednesday, June 4, between 11:30 and 3.  

Read Next

The Best Thing I Ate: Breakfast Pastries, Red-Wine Sangria

Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus

Most Popular on Washingtonian

Meet the Guy Who's Protesting a Maryland Theater's Production of The Producers

6 Great Swimming Holes Near Washington, DC

The Summer Drinking Quarterfinals: Dacha Beer Garden vs. Denizens Brewing Co.

These 12 Products Will Make Your Hot, Crowded Metro Commute So Much Better

The Summer Drinking Quarterfinals: Republic vs. Jack Rose Dining Saloon

15 Great Places to Eat at Rehoboth Beach

5 Reasons It's Not Too Late for Washington to Bid for the Olympics

Here's Why the Building Museum's "Beach" Isn't a Disgusting Germ Pit

The DC Government's Preferred Typeface Is the Same as Shake Shack's