Thursday, September 25, 2008


Middle Eastern Comfort Food?
It is a cold, windy, gloomy day in the Apple. Fall is here, winter is around the corner, summer is 33 months away, life sucks, etc and so forth. Time for a little bit of comfort, no? Not hot chocolate and smores (though, as I write - that seems like a great idea) but my favorite street meat from Rafiqi. Hey, Puff - do you even know what a smore is?
There are a handful of Rafiqi carts, but I've only been to the one on Park Ave and 24th.

I love these guys - they are the model of efficiency. Join the line, order, pay, get your food in about 30 seconds, tops. In order, from left to right, you got the money guy, the chef and the sous-chef. Gentlemen, I salute you.

I went with my old standby: chicken on rice, with grilled onions and barbecue sauce. As far as I am concerned, they don't even need to throw in the "salad." Life is a little better now. I think I will make it.
Park Ave South, Between 23rd and 24th St.

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  1. GG (aka Grumpy Gorilla), I do not know what a smore is.... but I do know the Rafiqi chicken on rice looks yummilicious especially when topped with grilled onions (eh.. where's the rice?)

    Having said that.. I don't need food to entice me to the Big Apple ;)

  2. I am gonna do a smore post in the future, Puff. You're gonna love em when you try em.