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Casa Oaxaca: Getting the bugs out | Art & Appetite


Last updated 5/26/2017 at Noon

James Spangler loves eating bugs – in this case, chapulines, or grasshoppers.

It seems extremely improbable to Americans who have not studied much Spanish, but “Oaxaca” is pronounced "wah-hah-kah." I only mention it because a new restaurant by the name of Casa Oaxaca just opened at Five Corners in Edmonds, previously home to the short-lived Soup’s On Café.

If you look at a map of Mexico, you'll see that Oaxaca is deep in the southwest region of the country. Among other things, Oaxaca is known for its mole sauces, chocolate and for chapulines.

Chapulines are … well, there's no delicate way to say this – they’re bugs. More precisely, they a...

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