Swap Your Leftovers, 23K Gold Filet Mignon Jerky, 100 Ramen Burgers in NYC on 08/03, and Foie Gras Ice Cream

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: LeftoverSwap.com
Photo credit: LeftoverSwap.com

LeftoverSwap Your Unfinished Food

There’s a new food-sharing app due for release later this month that will allow folks to bequeath half-finished meals to strangers located within a certain geographic proximity.  Called “LeftoverSwap,” the app will let one take a smartphone photo of the unfinished food being offered and post it to an online bulletin board for viewing by local, potentially cash-strapped individuals seeking a cost-free route to a filled stomach. Interested parties can then arrange to meet and share or trade unfinished portions. While its origins seem innocuous enough (counted among the reasons for its creation are reduction of food waste and overeating) I fear that issues like residual saliva content in any food being received, potential improper food storage/refrigeration by the sharer, and good, old-fashioned human malicious mischief in the form of food tampering make this one seem a bit too risky for me to try anytime soon.

Via AppNewser

Photo credit: Foodbeast

Jerky Gets Fancy

Once upon a time, there lived Three Jerks who wanted to do delicious things with dried meat that had never been done before.  They launched a Kickstarter campaign to assist them on their quest for dehydrated high-quality beef excellence.  Its funding period closes on August 29, 2013, so we’ll have to wait until then to see how this story ends. Personally, they had me in terms of available prep styles at “Chipotle Adobo” and “Memphis BBQ.” Heck, they had me at “filet mignon jerky.” The addition of gold flakes to create their “Midas Touch” jerky is a lovely thought, but to what degree it will enhance the eating experience remains to be seen.

Via Foodbeast

Photo credit: Eataku.com
Photo credit: Eataku.com

The Ramen Noodle Burger

Only one hundred beef patties on custom-made ramen “buns” are coming to the Sun Noodle stand at Brooklyn’s  Smorgasburg and after tomorrow they’ll be gone again.  If they taste even half as good as they look, then this is a terrible time for me to not be in NYC, Good thing the weather has been mild as of late; I’m predicting long lines for this one, and no one wants to brave extended exposure to sweltering temperatures, even for a bite of handheld awesome. Arrive early if you hope to avoid being that 101st person to join the queue, because once they’re gone, they’re gone.

Via Eataku

Photo credit: Delish.com
Photo credit: Delish.com

We All Scream Foie Ice Cream

In other cool,  Brooklyn-related food news, Oddfellows Ice Cream Co. in Williamsburg recently rolled out a foie gras-flavored ice cream.  Available only in-house and only as a single-scoop serving, it also incorporates cocoa and peanut butter into the mix, rounding out what just might be a perfect trifecta of luxurious textures and flavors.  Sounds destined to raise eyebrows as well as spoons.

Via Delish.com

*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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