In These Cold Times, Support Your Street Vendors
I know it’s freaking cold out there these days, but don’t let that deter you from the street meat! Street Vendor business always drops off in the winter, and this year is no different. I’ve already heard from a number of vendors that business has dropped as much as 60%, and it’s not just the cold… it’s the wind too. So as tempting as it is to eat at whatever crappy chain is at the bottom of your building, get out there and help your favorite street vendor make it through the winter.
And just to show that I practice what I preach, I dragged Hagan (the 93 plates dude) to the 53rd & 6th St. cart today, which we proceeded to eat on the street in the freezing cold! And from what I hear, we just missed the DOH…
Just got this email from Lunch’er “Christian”
Wanted to let you know that I was just at Halal Guys (the real ones, not the impostors across the street) and a DOH inspector was giving them a hard time. Going through his checklist and pointing out the various violations they had. They seemed pretty freaked by this news. I heard the guy comment on something being too grimy and then he was pointing out some issues behind their cart (could be similar to the Hot Dog Lady with boxes and storage, who knows). Did it deter me from getting lamb and rice? F no! ;)
It’s a shame the bitter cold doesn’t keep the DOH away! This happened a few hours after we were there, and Christian left before it was resolved. If anybody could confirm the cart is still out there, that would be awesome.