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The Week contest: Bugs - September 23, 2011 
The European Union has allocated $4.2 million to promote and research the eating of insects as a cheap, low-fat protein source. Please name the first French or Italian restaurant to specialize in serving bugs.
 
Edible bugs for sale in Cambodia: The EU is looking into insects as a cheap, healthy food source. Yum?
Edible bugs for sale in Cambodia: The EU is looking into insects as a cheap, healthy food source. Yum?
CC BY: Benjamin Vander Steen

Welcome to The Week's "What Next?" contest, an invitation to test your powers of imagination with challenges inspired by current events.

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Last week's question:  The European Union has allocated $4.2 million to research and promote the eating of insects as a cheap, low-fat protein source, so we asked you to name the first French or Italian restaurant to specialize in serving bugs.

THE WINNER: Beetle Jus 
Jerry Gilbert,  Hillsborough, NJ 

SECOND PLACE: Le Moulin Roach
Hans Naumann, Orlando, FL

THIRD PLACE: Beetlemangia
Joe Prenoveau, Baltimore, MD

HONORABLE MENTIONS:
La Vie en Roach
Linda Manuel, Stockton, NJ 

Winged Victory
Rosemarie Stangel, Berea, OH

Mon Ami, Jiminy!
Mary Huebner, Santa Rosa, CA 

Queen Bistro
Kathy El-Assal, Middleton, WI

Spidermangia
Mary Jo McDonough, Ho-Ho-Kus, NJ

Bon Appetitsetse
Carol Biederman, Columbia, CA 

Insect-a-roni
Angela James, Westminster, MD

Le Itsy Bitsy Bistro
Robert Schechter, Dix Hills, NY

Le Papillon
Linda Harris, Eugene, OR 

Gnattatoria
Craig S. Riley, Sarasota, FL 

Gnatatouille
Steve Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

Le Cordon Bleu Tail Fly
Molly Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

The Olarva Garden
Larry Kaplan, St. Louis Park, MN

iHOP (Euro-Cricket Cuisine)
Peter J. Saputo, Tryon, NC  

Crepe y Crawly's
Donna Boye, Trenton, MI 

Coup de Grasshopper
Edmund Conti,  Raleigh, NC 

Antypasto
Jeffrey Contompasis, Ashburn, VA 

Starbugs
Lee Thornton, College Park, MD 

Madame Butterflies
Donna Warren, St Pete Beach, FL

Rome Ants Restaurante
Joe Vaughan, Westminster, MD

Coq Roche au Vin
Therese Pratt, Friday Harbor, WA 

Abbugondanza!
Jackie Rose, Medfield, MA 

Sacre Blech!
Mark Vert, San Anselmo, CA

Arthur Creatures
Cindy Kalinoski, York, PA

Bugga Bing
Ann Knapton,  Boise,  ID 

Ma Bee en Roast
Tom Linneman, Richmond, VA 

Kafka's Kafe
Julie Schoshinski, Chanhassen, MN

Pesta and Miteballs
Al Weber, Laguna Woods, CA

Beau Weevil 
Kristen Swastek, Villa Park, IL  

Pupa John’s 
Len Elliott, Auburn, WA 98002 

Laroach Gastronomique
Charles Gabriel, Jenkintown, PA 

Closed for Business
Kathryn SGE Hennigan, Camillus, NY

 

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