Grasshoppers Return to Safeco Field

Grasshoppers Return to Safeco Field

Safeco Field, home to Major League Baseball’s Seattle Mariners, is bringing back grasshoppers as part of its concessions program, reports Nation’s Restaurant News.

The stadium’s foodservice provider, Centerplate, sold about 25,000 orders last year at $4 per order of 30-40 insects. The grasshoppers are imported from Mexico and come vacuum-packed and sealed. They’re seasoned with baked-on chile-lime seasoning at the stadium.

“It’s a quick grab-and-go item,” stadium chef Taylor Park told NRN. “People pick them up and do the Instagram photo with them. It’s hilarious.”

The stadium is also upgrading sandwiches and barbecue and dim sum and adding a donut machine, according to the report. Full Story 

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