Creepy-crawlies in Mexican-style on Brooklyn restaurant's menu

Washington, Sep 15 (ANI): Caterpillars, mealworms and moth larvae give you a creepy feeling? What if you have to eat them? A Brooklyn restaurant has all this on the menu.

Adventurous diners with iron stomachs can gobble a four-course meal of bugs at Brooklyn Kitchen on Saturday.

Diners at the Williamsburg cook shop are shelling out 85 dollar to feast on caterpillars, mealworms and moth larvae, all done up Mexican-style.

Luckily, it comes with mescal, a Mexican liquor, to wash it all down.

"It's a little bit of a challenge to see if I can actually go through with eating it," the New York Daily News quoted Alan Smith, a freelance radio producer from Prospect Heights, as saying.

Smith said he had read about bugs as an environmentally friendly alternative to meat and was curious to try them - as long as they're not still squirming.

"If it doesn't taste good, the whole experiment is shot for me," he said.

Fans of edible insects are insisting they can be a treat.

"They're very tasty, so I want to see what everything else they're going to serve is like," said Rene Cervante who signed up for the dinner because he loves the flavor of grasshoppers.

"You have to give things a try, or you won't know," he added.

About half the event's 40 slots are filled, said Brooklyn Kitchen owner Taylor Erkkinen.

"People are kind of interested, but also skeeved out," she said. (ANI)

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