Don't worry Kickstarter Potato Salad project haters, you don't need to fund even an ounce of mayonnaise to make a difference on the crowd-funding website.

While Ohio man Zach Danger Brown has currently raised over $52,000 (considerably higher than his original $10 goal) for what promises to be the world's most epic crowd-funded side dish, plenty of local makers in New York City are actually trying to make their culinary dreams come true -- and reap the benefits with New Yorkers. Some of their tantalizing, thirst-quenching and curious projects caught our eye.