You knew that the heated competition between street food vendors is getting increasingly acrimonious, but did you know that it's tearing families apart? Over the weekend, a Midtown Lunch reader spotted this sign on 45th Street advertising newcomer Fahima Halal Food, which is declaring its food to be Halal-of-a-lot-better than nearby vendor Kwik Meal.
What is Kwik Meal, you say? That's a mini-chain of Lamb & Rice carts owned by Muhammed Rahman—who happens to be the brother of the Fahima Halal Food owner. Given the already violent reputation of the "Halal Mafia," we expect the gutters of 45th Street to soon be flooded with blood.