Albuquerque Journal (Albuquerque, NM)

Diners Dig Bug-Biting Benefit.

Byline: Rene Romo Journal Southern Bureau

LAS CRUCES - Bug: It's what's for dinner. At least that's what will be featured at a "Bug Banquet" planned for Feb. 10 to raise funds for developing a Chihuahuan Desert park on the north side of Las Cruces.

For just $12.50, supporters of the park project or just the curious can watch a half-dozen local personalities and officials taste several types of crispy crawlies at the dinner at the Mesilla Park Recreation Center.

Samples will be available for the adventuresome, but guests will be served more traditional fare of meat and vegetables.

The insect menu features appetizers of salted garlic mealworms and fried waxworms. …

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