The Deep-Fried Lasagna Bun Meatball Burger, How To Reheat Grilled Food in Pictures, National Doughnut Day is Coming, and Ramen Gets Theatrical

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: Eater.com
Photo credit: Eater.com

The Deep-Fried Lasagna Bun Meatball Burger

So it’s come to this: a recent Eater article detailing the finer points of this sandwich (which is exactly what it sounds like, utilizing two slabs of deep-fried lasagna as a ‘bun’ between which a “meatball-seasoned beef patty” nestles) referred to it as an Italian-inspired mutation of KFC’s infamous Double Down.  Not having tasted either, I can’t weigh in on the accuracy of that assessment with any authority, but that’s not the first question that sprang to mind when I found this.  My question is when, oh when will the deep-fried madness stop? (and, given that I’d bite the hell out of such a sandwich, were it offered to me, whether it even should.)

Via Eater

Photo credit: Food Republic
Photo credit: Food Republic

A Grilled Food Reheat How-To

If I were religious, I’d say that this infographic recently made available over at Food Republic should be consecrated as a sacred text.  Instead, I’ll simply say that in this, the 2013 grilling season, it fills me with hope for a future in which no reheated grilled food item should ever be hurt again by mankind’s folly.

Via Food Republic

Photo credit: NationalDoughnutDay2013.com
Photo credit: NationalDoughnutDay2013.com

National Doughnut Day is June 7th

One week from today, the sweet tooth-bearing populace can stroll into their local Krispy Kreme location and revel in the realization that every so often, you can still get something for nothing.  The “something” in this case is one free, no-strings-attached doughnut to carry away in your hot little hands and devour like an elated child enjoying a piece of stolen candy.  The limit is one freebie per person per day, and the offer applies to all participating establishments in Canada and the U.S. (with the regrettable exclusions of Puerto Rico and Connecticut, for some reason.  You have my sympathy, CT and PR.)  So mark your calendars and never let it be said that I never told you anything useful here.  Carpe donut!

Via NationalDoughnutDay2013.com

Photo credit: Rocket News 24
Photo credit: Rocket News 24

Ramen Restaurants That Put On a Show

For anyone who thinks or has ever thought that ramen noodles are boring fare, these restaurants located throughout Japan are going to great lengths to prove you wrong.  And how lucky for people like me, who adore a good bowl or three of well-made ramen, that they are.  Check out these videos of ramen chefs doing their thing (or better yet, go visit their establishments and watch them throw down in person) and prepare to have all their kitchen awesome melt your face right off.

Via Rocket News 24

*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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