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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.

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