'Pestaurant' will bring a buggy menu to Inner Harbor plaza.
Diners at an upcoming pop-up restaurant will have the chance to fill up on foods with a crunch that comes from an unexpected ingredient: bugs.
Ehrlich Pest Control is teaming up with Eleven Courses Catering & Event Co. to host a "Pestaurant," a pop-up restaurant featuring bug-laced cuisine, Sept. 26 in downtown Baltimore.
The event, from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Pratt and Light Street Plaza, will aim to build awareness of food insecurity during Hunger Action Month (September), and present insects as viable protein source.
The bugs will be sourced from farms that raise insects for human consumption.
In addition to dishing out bug-centered snacks, Pestaurant will also hold cricket-eating contests throughout the day. Ehrlich will donate money to the Maryland Food Bank for every customer that participates in the contests.