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Street Meat!

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At the end of March, Maggie and I went to NYC for a friend’s wedding reception. We didn’t take Brenden along as we made it a “day” trip, so he stayed behind with Maggie’s mom at our house. When I say “day trip”, I mean, from Arrival time to Departure time was 29 hours! Very quick trip to NYC.

One of the things I’ve talked about on this blog is my absolute love of what I affectionately call “Street Meat”. You know those random food carts around the City. Not the hotdog guys, the guys making chicken and rice, gyros, and various other more substantial meals. I have a favorite of these at Broadway and 40th street. I practically ate there every day I could. It was $4 for a large chicken and rice with a small side of salad. I’d have them mix in a little lamb for a final price of $5. This was by far one of the cheapest ways to get really full in NYC. And after I became a daily fixture, they were really sad to hear I’d be leaving the City.

I had a friend of mine check with the guy to see if he would be open the weekend we went and get this, the guy opened special just because I was coming! When we got there he said he opened because he needed to train a guy on a slower day, but he drove in special to be there when I’d be around. I was touched.

I finally remembered to gets some pictures of things this time as I realized some of you have no clue what I’m talking about, so without further ado:


This is me and the “Street Meat Guy”. Sadly, I’ve never been able to understand his name.


This is him at work making my order. These carts have a grill, a deep fryer, and a place for drinks.


Finally, the finished product.

3 Responses to Street Meat!

Kelli said on 4/20/2007 at 7:53 pm

I thought about you the other day when I was watching a re-run of “King of Queens”…Carrie was giving Doug a hard time because he knew the name of the meat vendor he visited every day and the vendor’s wife’s name, but Doug couldn’t remember the names of the people Carrie worked with. I know you love your Street Meat guy, but maybe it will work out better that you don’t know his name so that you will always be able to recall Maggie’s friend’s names! 🙂

Carol said on 4/22/2007 at 8:50 pm

I’m glad you two very special guys got to know each other. The connection the two of you have is really touching . Your the best! Carol

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