Little Morocco (aka Omar) is Back… Again!
It’s been a tumultuous year for Little Morocco (39th & 7th) and its original operator Omar. In July, they stopped serving kofta and shrimp. In August, the cart disappeared for a while. In September, we celebrated its return only to discover that Omar didn’t return with it and that the food had become much more ordinary. Omar would return only to leave in October to try out his own cart. He had trouble finding a good place to park and while he was gone it became apparent that Little Morocco without Omar wasn’t really Little Morocco at all. Fortunately, he has returned and now we can start 2011 with a bona fide Little Morocco once again in operation.
I stopped by to welcome Omar back and score myself a chicken and falafel over rice plate. Everything was great, and back to the high standard I hold Little Morocco to. The falafel was crisp and flavorful, the red sauce was hot and dry. This time it was topped with a chickpea and onion mixture that Omar’s been using since his return. It adds a slightly sweet element to the spicy plate. And of course a little extra cilantro.
I’ve heard that Omar is planning on trying out some new things (please bring the kofta back!), and personally I can’t wait to see what he has in store for us. For the time being though, I’m just happy to have the old Little Morocco back, hopefully for good.
Little Morocco, NE Corner of 39th and 7th Ave.