Talking bugs and pizza with Murrells Inlet bartender

May 5, 2014 

Ed Milardo at Milardo's Pizzaria & Sports Pub in Murrells Inlet. Photo by Mandy Rodgers for Weekly Surge.

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    SIGNATURE DRINK | Good Humor Toasted Almond (vodka, amaretto, white Godiva chocolate, Bailey's Vanilla Cinnamon, Kahlua)

BARTENDER | Ed Milardo, 51

WHERE | Milardo's Pizzeria & Sports Pub

QUESTION | If you could only eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?

ANSWER | Pizza. It's nutritious, believe it or not, and you could put different toppings on it each day and never get sick of it.

What's your favorite type of pizza?

The White Philly Steak.

What would you rather eat for lunch, fried bologna, fried pickles, fried pizza or fried Oreos?

Because I like chocolate, fried Oreos.

Have you ever had pigs feet?

Never.

Would you ever try pigs feet?

Never.

Eating bugs is a trending cuisine in some countries. Would you ever join the bandwagon?

Never. I kill bugs.

Which bug do you think provides the highest protein content?

Beetle bug.

Which bug do you think tastes the best?

Probably an ant because in one bite you could swallow it.

Which bug do you think should never be eaten, regardless of how many vitamins it has?

Cockroach.

If you had to choose a variety of bugs to top a pizza, which ones do you think would compliment each other in flavor?

I would go with a beetle, cricket and grasshopper.

If you were a bug, which bug would you want to be?

A fly, so I can get away from everybody and be a fly on the wall.

And how would you want to end your days...Via poison from a terminator, smashed by a shoe or eaten by a human?

Eaten by a human so I can make them sick.

Do you think the bug-eating trend will ever catch on in South Carolina?

Never.

Mandy Rodgers, for Weekly Surge

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