At this time, Eater welcomes Samiul Haque Noor of Sammy's Halal to the dancefloor. Noor, who dishes up halal chicken, lamb and beef over rice in Jackson Heights, took the cup at the second annual Vendy Awards last eve. Noor, per the NYDN: "People say the difference in my food are the spices." For bonus flavor, Gothamist's Laren Spirer files from the party.
N.B. Eater operatives were spotted at the street cart of Vendy finalists Calexico on the corner of Wooster and Prince in Soho last week. Verdict: La Esquina, eat your heart out.
· Halal Cart Takes Vendy Award [Gothamist]
· Halal-aleuja at Vendys [via NewYorkology]
· 2006 Vendy Awards Finalists [streetvendor.org]