Calling all adventurous eaters! Stop by the Pestaurant pop-up at the 3rd Street Promenade in Santa Monica on October 8th if you’re looking to try something new! Mondo Taco will be serving up insect-filled dishes to help raise awareness about this new craze. Read below for full event details!
About the Event
This Pestaurant Event is being put on by Western Exterminator, the purpose of which is to provide a fun way to raise awareness about pest control. They’re turning what is normally a serious business into a light-hearted approach for awareness and fun. Edible insects are emerging as a popular dining option all around the world, even right here in Southern California. You might not know it, but insects actually offer a lot of nutritional value!
Help an Important Cause
For every bug dish sampled by you and your friends, Western Exterminator will donate $1.00 to the Westside Food Bank. This is a non-profit 501(c)(3), LA-based organization that fights to put an end to hunger among youth and adults. So spread the word and come hungry!
What’s on the Menu?
We hope you bring your appetites, because the menu is going to be STACKED! Mondo Taco will be serving up Thai Mai Mealworm Salad, Jamaican Me Hoppy Jerk-Seasoned Grasshoppers with Pineapple Salsa, Deep South BBQ Beetle Tacos and Rice Cricket Treats. Other dishes provided by the event include: Sweet & Savory Insect Treats and Chocolate Goes with Anything Dessert!
We are so pleased that Chef Bobby Bognar will be joining us at the event! So don’t forget to CRAWL on down and say hi!
**Menu items subject to change
If you’re ready to add a little crunch to your diet and raise money for an important cause, then we hope to see you there! Don’t forget to stick around for the cricket-eating contest. Whoever can gulp down the most crickets will receive a fun prize!
Date: Saturday October 8th, 2016
Time: 11:30am – 3:30pm
Location: Santa Monica, California 90405
Center of the 1300 Block at the 3rd Street Promenade
**This is a FREE event that is open to the public