Everyone knows about the famous halal night food cart at 53 St & 6 Av — and truth be told, that was my original destination. But I came upon Adel’s Famous at 49 St and thought I’d give it a try because 1) it was closer to my subway station and 2) it seemed to be patronized by regulars.
Now normally, I’m extremely adverse to trying out food places I don’t know anything about. But at 1 a.m. on a weeknight, lots of rules can be bent.
(49 St & 6 Av, Manhattan)