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.
Eat Afropunk Fest This Weekend
Tomorrow and Sunday, August 24th and 25th, Afropunk Fest amps up Brooklyn, NY’s Commodore Barry Park. For some, that’s reason enough to wile away a sun-splashed late summer afternoon with the likes of ?uestlove, Living Colour, and The London Souls. For those who still, inexplicably, require some cajoling, consider that food for the event is being brought to the masses by Crif Dogs (of secret phone booth passage fame,) Korilla BBQ (Korean + grill + a = good times,) and many other purveyors of quality cuisine. The result is a celebration of music and eating that New York-area food and art lovers absolutely should not miss.
Nutella + Weed = Nugtella
Thank San Jose-based enterprise Organicares for this one. The good news is that its medical marijuana-infused hazelnut spread, crowned Nugtella, delivers 320 mg of THC per ¼ cup serving. The less-good news, depending on one’s personal leisure time proclivities, is that it’s only available from San Jose-area dispensaries, and for obvious legality-related reasons, only to those carrying a medical marijuana card. Still, the recipe possibilities seem quite endless. So, feel free—nay, feel obligated, I dare say—to insert your own munchies-related joke here.
PB & J French Fries
No one can accuse the Potato Champion food truck of not listening to its customers. After a customer, having sampled its Satay fries (served in Thai peanut sauce) suggested peanut butter and jelly as a topping, the food truck’s proprietor added it to the menu. The offering consists of a serving of French fries liberally dressed with peanut satay sauce and Chipotle raspberry jelly. According to the most recent Sandwich Monday column over at NPR’s The Salt blog, it’s a somewhat soggy affair, but delicious, nonetheless. I don’t doubt the latter part.
Via NPR The Salt
Oh, I Wish I Were A Carlos Danger Weiner
Let’s file this under “Surprising No One.” Yes, these…these exist, as we knew they would sooner or later. And the tagline the manufacturer has chosen to run with is “The Brand That’s On Everyone’s Lips.” If the controversy surrounding the phrase/nickname “Carlos Danger” is unknown to you, then you are one of the fortunate ones. I wish I didn’t know what it’s all about, simply because it makes the slogan’s innuendo a far more offputting consideration, and once known, there’s no un-knowing it. I’m not entirely humorless, though, so I can grasp the product’s appeal, given the ridiculous circumstances that led to its creation. Still, rare as it is for me to encounter a food product that I don’t want anywhere near my lips, thank you very much, it appears we have a