Famous Halal Guys Now Control Both Sides of 53rd and 6th; Imposter Cart Disappears
Is the epic street food battle of 53rd street finally over?! We received a tip via Twitter earlier this week that the Imposter Cart was no longer on the SW corner of 53rd and 6th, and sure enough yesterday we discovered a brand new Famous Halal Guys cart in its place. This should end the confusion that we’ve been covering for years, but the big question remains. What the hell happened to drive away the “Imposter Cart” (who it’s worth noting, placed ahead of the Famous Halal Guys cart in last year’s Street Meat Palooza.)
Of course the guys working the cart weren’t much help yesterday when I inquired as to where the previous tenant of this corner went. They just shrugged and said they didn’t know. They told me this new branded cart started parking here this past Monday, although a sign on the cart still lists their spots (and this daytime location is not on it).
Could this be a result of the recently filed lawsuit? Did they buy the impostors out or chase them away? In fairness, the Famous Halal Guys did make the spot famous with their nighttime cart… I suppose it’s only right they now control the spot 24/7.
Either way, this appears to bring a somewhat sad end to the legened of the Famous Halal Guys and their equally popular imposter cart. I can’t help but wonder if anybody this week waited in line for what they thought was the Imposter cart only to realize they were in line for an imposter of the Imposter Cart!