WASHINGTON — It’s time to bite back at those who bite you. D.C.’s unique dining scene is expanding beyond dreamy doughnuts and cheesy chili fries.
A one-day pop-up restaurant will deliver lunch with a crunch — from roasted crickets, no less.
Pestaurant, an event started last year in London to expose diners to edible insects, is coming to D.C. June 4. The 3 1/2-hour lunch will take place at Occidental Grill on Pennsylvania Avenue NW, beginning at 11:30 a.m.
Lunch is free, and the menu features everything from grasshopper burgers to Mexican spice mealworms, buffalo worms, roasted locusts and, yes, roasted crickets.
Those with a sweet tooth can sample scorpion lollipops, chocolate ant rounds and cricket lollipops, among other dessert options.