Those familiar with the New York-style street meat commonly called halal cart or chicken and rice will soon have a reason to rejoice. Simply dubbed Chicken & Rice , a truck touting the NYC specialty, will debut on January 23 in the parking lot next to Mel's Diner near the corner of Hollywood and Highland.
According to Midtown Lunch, the truck will be operated by the owner of Spice Hollywood Bistro, who has no actual connection to the outlets in NYC (such as Halal Guys) and is simply an homage to the popular street carts in NYC. The format is simple: falafel, lamb or chicken served over a bed of highly seasoned rice, kati roll wrap, or sandwich. A taco and burger option exists, though it's unlikely that many will opt for that unless they're unfamiliar with the concept.
Surely most people will order a simple chicken or lamb combo over rice, then douse it with a mayo-based white sauce and super-spicy hot sauce. The ideal after-drinking street snack.
·Chicken & Rice Truck to Bring NYC Style Street Meat to L.A. [Midtown Lunch]