Food Porn: El Tio

"Despite the predictions of insect proselytizers, bugs still haven’t landed in the American mainstream. Grasshoppers (chapulines), locusts, and their kin are high in protein, low in fat, impressively gentle on the planet, and almost impossible to find in stateside restaurants. On Capitol Hill, the fiesta-minded Poquitos offers chapulines as a bar snack, but they’re meant mostly as a conversation starter, whereas for the southern Mexicans who gather at El Tio—the Burien storefront formerly known as El Sabor de Oaxaca—the grasshoppers are a familiar finger food to nosh on while talking about the day."

Read the rest of Hanna Raskin's review here.

Photos by Kevin P. Casey.

Published on October 31, 2012

 
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