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Eating crickets good for you — and the planet

WXXI News | By Allegheny Front

Published January 28, 2016 at 8:30 AM EST

At an artsy hipster bar in downtown Youngstown, Ohio — and yes, there is an artsy hipster bar in Youngstown — they serve gourmet hot dogs with 50 different kinds of toppings.

The golden pickled beets and root beer BBQ sauce are definitely among the most unique. But if you really want to get adventurous, you’ll go for the deep-fried crickets.

“We go through quite a bit of them. More than you’d think, actually,” says the cook at Suzie’s Dogs and Drafts, tossing a batch into the deep fryer.

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