Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Food Glorious Food... Not so much


So I am a true New Yorker, I ride the subway, I will jump in a cab two blocks so I can preserve my sexy on the way to the club/bar, I do Sunday brunch, I love street fairs, and tourist make me cringe. But nothing says true blue NY'er more than the love of a street vendor and street meat! I will eat a grilled chicken pita with BBQ and hot sauce (No Tzatziki sauce) any day of the week from, any express lunch stand, anywhere in my great city. But no more....

On my daily walk to 8th avenue I had this craving for a warm pretzel with mustard. There is nothing better! Anyway I spot a stand in front of Pink and they have a whole lot of pretzels, which is rare because its the end of the day. But I figure what the heck! There are two men at the stand, I order my pretzel. The first man tells the other man to put the pretzel in the warmer and that is where my love begins to fade for street food.........The second man had his hand in the warmer to combat the cold. To top it off he didn't have on any GLOVES and his hands were covered with the coal which made me nauseous. I quickly decided that I had no more need for a pretzel and hurried away.

WHY Mr. Street Vendor would you do this? I signed many petitions so the Mayor couldn't take you away and rid NY streets of your delicacies. I know its cold but get some gloves and a really warm coat with lots of pockets don't put your hands in the place where people's food will rest. It's skeevy and it has killed one of my greatest joys....

I've sworn off street food before so I am sure I will have case of amnesia and fall off the wagon. But I will never ever eat at the stand next to Pink!

5 comments:

Adia said...

...girl, please, eat the filthy pretzel. You know how much crap we have ingested in out lifetimes from various fast food eateries, roti/patty shops and chicken spots? Two words - White Castle. Need I say more?

Anyways, the filth is what makes the food taste so yummy...umm, savory. LOL.

Mrs. Manny Ramirez said...

I think I would have to agree with Adia, there is a certain, shall we say, ambiance to street food. The idea that along the dirty streets of NYC one could find such delicacies. How could something so wrong, taste so good. Some things just can't be explained or shouldn't be explained. Besides, you are probably building your immune system by ingesting the multitude of germs, parasites and other forms of genocidal filth that is found in and around street food. Eat, Live, Enjoy!!

Anonymous said...

Yeah, it can't be worse than the filthiest Krispy Kreme in the Noke and you know how you would hit that up!!!! Next time, trust your instinct- you knew something was sketchy about those pretzels!!!!!

The F$%K it List said...

I did Love that Krispy Kreme, I was so blinded by the sugar high I didn't notice it was filthy.

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

HA HA HA! thats funny. i prolly would have done the same thing. i know those vendors can be gross...but i don't need to see it.