Grasshopper pizza? Las Vegas restaurant pays tribute to insects invading the region

As grasshoppers continue to descend on Las Vegas, an area pizza joint is adding the pests to its menu.

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According to KSNV-TV, Evel Pie recently unveiled the Canyon Hopper, a pizza topped with the pesky insects.

"Only the bravest daredevils may try – chorizo, goat cheese, caramelized onions, arugula and, yes, lime- and garlic-roasted grasshoppers!" the pizzeria said in a Facebook post Tuesday. "Sure, it sounds nasty – arugula, really?"

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Naturally, customers had plenty of questions about the pie, which is available for a limited time.

"Are these locally sourced grasshoppers???" one Facebook follower inquired.

"Food grade from out of state," the pizzeria replied.

"Are the grasshoppers chopped up in the mix?" another asked.

"Sprinkled on top," the pizzeria wrote.

And yes, some people are actually eating it.

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Thanks Ed from USA Today for dropping by and trying the Canyon Hopper! He ate the entire slice and loved it!

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The announcement came as grasshopper swarms started appearing just about everywhere in the region – including the weather radar. The National Weather Service's Las Vegas office confirmed in a Friday tweet that the insects were likely to blame for some recent false reports of rain.

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The reason? The weather radar can pick up anything traveling at an altitude of few thousand feet, the Review-Journal reported. And there are more grasshoppers than usual in the area thanks to wet weather earlier this year, experts said.

The insects, which are migrating north, should be gone "within a few weeks," the Review-Journal reported.

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