It’s that time of year again, baseball fans. Time to grab your cap, head to the ball park, find your seat, and order some toasted grasshoppers.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) April 7, 2017
According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, the Settle Mariners have added a stand run by a local Mexican restaurant, Poquitos, that will serve “toasted grasshoppers tossed in chili lime salt.”
Toasted. Grasshoppers. Actually.
Hey, at least they’re affordable: a cup filled with grasshoppers goes for just $4 at Safeco!
“They are a one-of-a-kind snack that the fans will really love — either on a taco or on their own,” said Steve Dominguez, Centerplate general manager at Safeco Field. “It’s a testament to our relationship with the Mariners to be bold and creative with bringing in new local partners that really embody the Seattle culinary scene.”
I’m a pretty bold eater, insofar as I’d try anything (really!), but I think the idea of grasshoppers at a ballgame is what has me squirming. And apparently they catch them right there in the outfield
(Okay, I’m kidding. But admit it, for a second you were like NOOOO).
But really, kudos to the Mariners for doing something different and supporting a local business. That’s pretty cool. But if no one minds, I think I’ll JUST stick with a hot dog that’s too cold and a cold beer that’s too hot.