A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006. Now a Popeye's fast food restaurant on Google Maps.

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Entry from November 08, 2019
Foodie Call (foodie + booty call)

A “foodie call” (foodie + booty call) is when someone calls another (usually a romantic involvement), but for food (such as to go out to a restaurant or to order delivery) and not for romance. “Foodie call” was entered in the Urban Dictionary on March 23, 2009, and defined as “no strings attached. Not an invite to a movie and dinner, not a casual or formal get-together, just a plain old-fashioned ‘let’s eat.’”

A 2019 research study by Brian Collisson, Jennifer Howell, and Trista Harig of Azusa Pacific University and UC Merced, published in the journal Social Psychological and Personality Science. found that about one-third of women have engaged in a foodie call.


Urban Dictionary
foodie call
When a guy or girl calls you only for food,
no strings attached. Not an invite to a movie and dinner, not a casual or formal get-together, just a plain old-fashioned “let’s eat”
(...)
#noncommittal#just friends#fmylife#booty call#food
by grubhunter March 23, 2009

Twitter
No, YOU hang up
@NikolHasler
Show of hands, ladies: How many have done a Foodie Call? “Mmm, I just want to be close to you now. Mind picking a sandwich on the way?”
4:25 AM · Jan 5, 2010·Twitter Web Client

Urban Dictionary
Foodie Call
(noun) A phone call aimed at getting one thing and one thing only. Not an invite to to go out for a movie, not just coffee, not a casual or formal get-together, just a plain old-fashioned “bring me food” with no strings attached.
(...)
#foody call#booty call#food delivery#food#delivery
by Ginger Divine May 27, 2010

Twitter
Tee
@mndfulgoaldiggr
I have a good friend who’s a guy.  When I text him he says “is this a foodie call?  Lmao!!  I love to eat!!!
2:52 PM · Sep 2, 2010·Echofon

New York (NY) Post
Beware of ‘foodie call’ dates who are just in it for a free meal
By Christian Gollayan August 30, 2017 | 5:39pm | Update
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Yvonne Orji, star of HBO’s “Insecure,” told the Los Angeles Times in July that she regularly dated for free food before getting her big break.

“I used to do foodie calls. I know it’s bad,” she told the paper. “A foodie call is when you’re not necessarily interested in the guy, but you’re also very interested in eating that night — and times are hard.”

ABC-Channel 7 (New York, NY)
‘Foodie Call’: Some women agreeing to dates just for free meal, survey finds
Monday, June 24, 2019
SAN FRANCISCO—Forget love—a new report says that for some women, it’s all about the foodie call.
(...)
Researchers at Azusa Pacific University and UC Merced did two surveys on the matter. They found 23 to 33 percent of women admitted to engaging in at least one foodie call.

YouTube
What is a ‘foodie call?’
Jul 22, 2019
KHOU 11
A new study out of Azusa Pacific University and University of California-Merced found more than a third of women only go on dates with guys to score a free meal.

Psychology Today
The Psychology of the “Foodie Call”
When do women date men for free meals?

David Ludden Ph.D.
Posted Sep 03, 2019
(...)
According to psychologists Brian Collisson, Jennifer Howell, and Trista Harig, a foodie call occurs when someone accepts a dinner date even though they aren’t romantically interested in the suitor, just to get a free meal. Although the idea of the foodie call has been discussed in the popular media for a while now, these researchers are the first to scientifically investigate this phenomenon.

Posted by Barry Popik
New York CityFood/Drink • Friday, November 08, 2019 • Permalink