As Las Vegas Is Overrun By Grasshoppers, One Restaurant Is Taking An Unusual Approach To The Problem
31 July 2019
A Las Vegas restaurant is making a feature of the city's grasshopper invasion by serving up the insects on their pizzas.
<p>Evel Pie, a restaurant themed around daredevil stuntman Evel Knievel, is sprinkling grasshoppers on its latest creation, the Canyon Hopper.</p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="41d8f49f8f3dc3238e9802c7740c6d7a"><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/evelpie/photos/a.325684877803804/876406189398334/"></div></div><p>The pizza is topped with chorizo, goat cheese, caramelized onions and arugula – as well as grasshoppers seasoned with lime and garlic.</p><p>In a Facebook post, Evel Pie conceded that it “sounds nasty," but added, “this pizza is damn good! It surprised us."</p><p>According to meteorologists, the number of grasshoppers in the area ballooned thanks to a wet winter and spring, and they were attracted to the city thanks to its famous lights.</p><p><div id="action_button_container"></div></p><div class="rm-shortcode" data-rm-shortcode-id="578ecfa282cd58a197dca907db29d125"><div class="fb-post" data-href="https://www.facebook.com/evelpie/photos/pcb.876250406080579/876250252747261/"></div></div><p>But don't expect to see Evel Pie staff members on the Strip scooping them up for their menu – these insects have been imported from Mexico.</p><p>For adventurous diners, the pizzeria also lists rattlesnake sausage among its available toppings.</p><p>“That's kind of the spirit of Evel Knievel and the spirit of Evel Pie is just to always be a daredevil with your taste buds. Take chances. Take risks," Branden Powers, a managing partner at Evel Pie, told the <em>Las Vegas Review-Journal</em>.</p><p><div id="c7da91bc-8e44-492f-b7fd-c382c0e55bda"></div></p>
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