If you live in or near D.C. and enjoy eating bugs, you'll be pleased to know that J.C. Ehrlic has commissioned 13 restaurants across the globe to serve insects. One of them just so happens to be in our nation's capital.
Until 3 p.m., D.C.'s Occidental Grill & Seafood (1475 Pennsylvania Ave. NW) will serve a variety of insect-enhanced foods, including "grasshopper burgers, crispy BBQ mealworms and scorpion lollipops" as part of "Pestaurant on Pennsy." Scorpion lollipops sound a bit discouraging, but after eating a grasshopper burger, you probably feel like you can do anything.
Aside from this being a novelty thing, it's also a contest:
In addition to sampling the edible insects, visitors can take pest selfies, compete in a cricket eating contest and vote for DC's worst pest. The event is free and a number of professionally trained Ehrlich experts will be on hand to discuss the edible pests being served, answer any pest questions from members of the public and to pass on their 'top tips' for avoiding pest problems.
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