Unless you believe in cosmic forces it will be hard to accept that this happened accidentally, but I just this morning realized that Midtown Lunch: Los Angeles turned 4 years old this week. I say cosmic forces must be involved because 10 days ago Los Angeles finally got the one thing that I’ve been craving, the one thing I’ve been begging for, the one thing that any true Midtown luncher can’t live without: a chicken and lamb over rice halal cart. It took four long years of questioning, hoping, searching for alternatives, and finally it’s happened. And just in time for our four year anniversary. Sometimes life really is perfect.
On January 26th the Chicken and Rice cart opened for business on a side street across Highland from Mel’s Diner, just south of Hollywood Blvd. And if you had told me that the photos were from 53rd St. & 6th Ave. on a Friday night at Midnight, I may have believed you. L.A. turned out in force for New York style street meat, answering the 4 year old question of “Could a halal cart be successful in L.A.?” Answer: yes. But if 6 years of Street Meat Palooza taught me anything it’s that all street meat isn’t created equal. What kind of rice are they using? What about the hot sauce? Are these guys the real deal, or just bush league imposters?
All of your questions answered, after the jump…
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Posted at 11:53 am, February 6th, 2014 under Chicken & Rice Truck.