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53rd and 6th halal.

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ns1 May 29, 2012 08:57 AM

Anyone who has been to NY knows what cart I'm talking about. Is there anything in LA that is similar? I got a strange craving.

I didn't even like the halal cart that much when I went there.

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    cdub RE: ns1 May 29, 2012 11:30 AM

    i love nyc halal carts. even the bad ones are good with the white sauce and hot sauce. haven't been able to find anything close anywhere in so. cal. i'd love to hear if anyone else has.

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      ns1 RE: cdub May 29, 2012 11:42 AM

      alas my followup searches have turned up empty

      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/581045

    2. J.L. RE: ns1 May 29, 2012 11:54 AM

      There's a business start-up idea in there somewhere!

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        Das Ubergeek RE: J.L. May 29, 2012 12:18 PM

        I dare you to do this and name it "Khlav Kalash".

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          Johnny L RE: Das Ubergeek May 30, 2012 01:09 AM

          +1 YES! Would definitely patronize the establishment!

      2. Chandavkl RE: ns1 May 30, 2012 07:51 AM

        Somebody once asked that question of Jonathon Gold and his response was Arax Falafel, 5101 Santa Monica Blvd. But while Arax was very good I can't say there was a strong resemblance to what you get from the Halal Guys.

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          ipsedixit RE: Chandavkl May 30, 2012 08:04 AM

          No white sauce.

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            a213b RE: ipsedixit May 30, 2012 08:39 AM

            I thought you refused to do carts/food trucks? ;-)

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              Servorg RE: a213b May 30, 2012 08:43 AM

              Carts are still up for discussion (RFT's anyone?) if they are willing to roll up to Ipse's front door...

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                ipsedixit RE: Servorg May 30, 2012 10:04 AM

                @a213b and @Servorg,

                Anything that predates Kogi is exempt.

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                  Peripatetic RE: ipsedixit May 31, 2012 01:34 AM

                  Kogi predates RFT:

                  First Kogi mention - Dec 2008:
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/520765

                  First RFT mention - Mar 2009:
                  http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/602485

                  I suspect Kogi predates Tamix and Leo, too.

                  Oh dear . . .

                  1. re: Peripatetic
                    Servorg RE: Peripatetic May 31, 2012 05:41 AM

                    This is all amusing, but what it really says is "hard and fast illogical rules like this simply restrict ones ability to eat well" and leave it at that. Kind of throwing the baby out with the bathwater while using a paring knife to eliminate ones nose from ones face to get back at ones face for a perceived slight.

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                      ipsedixit RE: Peripatetic May 31, 2012 07:28 AM

                      I was only talking about 53rd and 6h Halal.

                      And, yes, I did not know about Ricky's timeline vis-a-vis Kogi.

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                        Peripatetic RE: ipsedixit May 31, 2012 08:52 AM

                        I happened to remember because I was talking to Ricky on my first visit (very early on, when he was still in front of the laundromat with cart with the rainbow umbrella) and explaining how it would be a good idea to use Twitter. At that moment, the Kogi truck drove by and I pointed it out to him and he said "hey, that's that Korean taco truck!" (or something like that).

                        Just stuck in my mind.

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            Jase RE: ns1 May 30, 2012 06:18 PM

            Yes, that hot sauce was delicious. This would be a good item for a food truck.

            1. Savour RE: ns1 May 31, 2012 06:08 AM

              I've been making a pretty good approximation based on a recipe on serious eats. Do a search for halal chicken.

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