NYT Cartoon Begs the Question: Is There a “Clam Roll” Cart in NYC?
One of the cooler parts of this morning’s New York Times article on feuding street vendors was the amazing cartoon by Elwood Smith. The battle scene is not meant to depict any actual carts, but most of the Midtown bases are covered. There’s a “Burgers” truck (La Cense, Carnegie John’s, Steak Truck), “Baked Taters” (Baked Potato King), “Waffles” (Wafels and Dinges), “Spicy Sausage” (Le Gamin), “Shakes & Cones” (Mr. Softee), and the requisite pretzel and hot dog vendors. But there were a few weird ones- like the “Clam Rolls” cart, which led Lunch’er “Wayne” to ask this question:
“What intrigued me was the inclusion of a cartoon “clam roll” cart. Is there actually a clam roll cart in NY?!?”
I haven’t heard of one, but that would pretty awesome! The full cartoon is on the front page of today’s dining section, but you can see most it online, here.