Is the 7th Ave Offshoot of the Famous Halal Guys Cart Slipping?
Ever since the Famous Halal Guys (on 53rd and 6th) opened a third cart (on the SW corner of 53rd & 7th) it has always been the Midtown Lunch position that the food was exactly the same. Well Lunch’er “Sadia” says that is not the case anymore:
“I used to visit the guys on 53rd and 7th a lot because their food was actually the same as the real famous guys’ food. I like to be believe I am a connoisseur when it comes to halal carts around the city, so I do believe I can tell the famous guys from non famous ones, similar packaging or not. The last two times that I went however there seems to be a different person serving the food and it does not taste the same.”
“The quality of the rice has gone down, and the meat isn’t as good as it used to be. I don’t know if they are no longer affiliated with the famous cart or just the new server isn’t as good at cooking as the old one, but something is very off. Just thought you should know.”
Hmmm… this is troubling. There might have to be an official side by side taste test (a Mini-Palooza if you will.) Anybody been to the cart on 53rd & 7th lately and notice the same thing?