RIFLE, Colo. — The city has a new exotic restaurant in town called “Bugsy's.”

‘Bugs du jour’ featured on menu of new Rifle restaurant

RIFLE, Colo. — The city has a new exotic restaurant in town called “Bugsy’s.”
Located downtown, the restaurant features all kinds of exotic foods that are not currently being offered in Rifle.
“We have things like fried ants, sauteed worms and gourmet grasshoppers,” said Chef Bugadee. “But our house specialty are the ramen. Insect & worm ramen!”
Rifle residents had mixed reactions to the new eateries.
“Ewww….GROSS!” one woman was heard saying as she read the menu posted in the window.
Yet others were intrigued.
“Just think, you could go out in your own backyard and get dinner for free! You don’t have to spend money at the grocery store!” another woman exclaimed.
A study even showed that eating crickets and other insects was actually good for you, helping to lose weight and other health benefits.
“This study is important because insects represent a novel component in Western diets and their health effect in human populations haven’t really been studied,” said Tiffany Weir, a professor of food science and human nutrition at Colorado State University. “We found that cricket consumption may actually offer benefits beyond nutrition.”
Eating insects isn’t all that uncommon in other parts of the world. More than two billion people consume insects in one form or another and the six-legged bugs are known to be good dietary sources of protein, vitamins, minerals and healthy fats.
Some major league baseball stadiums are thinking of selling fried crickets as a gamely snack.
“Put it this way,” one man said when he heard of the offbeat restaurant. “At least it’s not another Mexican restaurant!”

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