Win 16-Courses at Eleven Madison Park, Food From Pixel to Plate, The Forager’s World Map, and The Barman

Flavorful World’s Friday Fourplay offers up a bite-sized tidbit of info on each of the four food- and drink-related things we found most interesting each week.

Photo credit: Sosh.com
Photo credit: Sosh.com

Win 16 Courses for 2 @ Eleven Madison Park

From now until noon May 1st, 2013, you can win a 16-course meal for you and a cherished companion at the 3-Michelin-star restaurant Eleven Madison Park. To enter the contest, sponsored by the online event and activities curator website Sosh, simply join Sosh.com using your Facebook account and follow directions on what to do to get in on the drawing. If you are the fortunate one, you’ll be enjoying stellar cuisine and expert wine accompaniment before you know it.

Via Sosh.com

Photo credit: GourmetGaming.co.uk
Photo credit: GourmetGaming.co.uk

Food From Pixel to Plate

Gourmet Gaming is a UK-based website designed by lovers of both gaming and eating who reject the idea that one must choose between the two interests. Playing on the aspect of gaming that is the power-up (an icon generally food- or beverage-themed that when utilized by a game character, restores a portion of “health” to the character’s life meter) Gaming Gourmet brings such items out of the game and into real-life.  Creating visually-accurate representations of in-game food items, the site monitors also share the recipes they used to duplicate various digital delicacies and pixelated potables. Whether you’re a foodie, a gamer, both, or neither, this site’s creativity alone makes it well worth visiting.

Via Thrillist

Photo credit: FallingFruit.org
Photo credit: FallingFruit.org

The Forager’s App

More than half a million sites around the world contain fruit and vegetables that are free for the taking.  Foragers Ethan Welty and Caleb Philips have created FallingFruit.org, an interactive map that tells people exactly where those locations are.  Though relying largely on the kindness (and honesty) of strangers contributing information about these locales (since personally visiting and verifying every single location worldwide would be wildly expensive and virtually impossible,) this effort also lists public water wells and even dumpsters with excess food waste, demonstrating a firm grasp of the phrase ‘living off the land.’

Via NPR The Salt

Photo credit: Cool Material
Photo credit: Cool Material

The Barman

Taking the guesswork out of crafting the perfect cocktail is this nifty app-controlled device designed with accuracy and ease in mind.  It’s as easy as selecting your desired drink using the companion smartphone app, setting the proper glass upon the Barman pedestal, and adding ingredients per the app’s directions.  When the pedestal’s red light comes on, that signifies that your drink  is complete and ready to enjoy.  Here’s hoping that everyone uses the app responsibly (wink!)

Via Cool Material

*Mention of a product, good, or service in a Friday Fourplay posting should not be interpreted as an endorsement either from Anthony Beal or Flavorful World food and drink blog. Vendors are not notified ahead of time that their products/services will be featured, thus Flavorful World will at the time of posting have had no related interactions with said vendors or any sample of their products/services by which to judge them. As such, we have no idea what these vendors are like to work with, or about the quality of their merchandise and are unqualified to vouch for them as reputable. Our Friday Fourplay lists are posted in the simple spirit of our having come across something that looks and sounds engaging, and thinking that perhaps our readers will think so too; no more, no less. With that in mind, patronize these establishments and vendors at your own risk.
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