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Sunday, September 20, 2009

Dirty Water Dogs, Midtown

Hot dog kiosk, Midtown
Photo by myself around 42nd Street and Sixth Avenue, in Midtown.

Folks enjoying food from a street cart. Hot dogs are called 'dirty water dogs' when they're boiled, instead of grilled.

This cart serves Halal meat, which means the animal was slaughtered in a manner acceptable by Muslim law. There are hundreds of carts like this in the city that serve up anything from shwarma to shish kabobs to pretzels.

Street food is a convenient alternative to a sit-down meal. Most street food is delicious, however, eat at your own risk!


New York street food usually gets mixed reviews. Some people swear by it, others won't go near the stuff.

Every year, the best of the best compete in a cook-off, called The Vendys. Vendors serving everything from burritos to biriyani to artisanal ice cream square off for a number of different awards.

This year, the event will be held next Saturday from 2-7pm in Queens. Mark and I have always wanted to go, but we probably won't make it, since we have yet another wedding to attend. Drat! I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Get your tickets in advance here.

By the way, yesterday's post on the birds in Bryant Park was mentioned on the New York Daily News website. Click here to see it.

Related posts: The Meal Obama Cart, Midtown, Hot of the Grill, the East Village and On the Boardwalk, in Coney Island.


... said...

Our first pretzel was an adventure, Kitty...not so much that it was scary, but it was our first pretzel from a Manhattan street vendor...and it was really good!
**congrats on the birdie photos!

Kitty said...

Thanks dear Stuart!

I can understand having a street pretzel. They look so tantalizing hanging there, with their enormous grains of salt!