el Falafel (Coming Soon!!!)

Falafel sandwiches. As perfect a street food as you’re likely to find; a time-tested vegetarian staple for people of the Levant and drunk guys alike.

New York’s got it. So does Berlin, Paris and Amsterdam. You can buy freshly fried herb-balls tucked into drippy bread from a late-night cart, stand or window in every most every city. Not our parts of LA, we’re loathe to admit. Demand falafel! We’re worth it, we deserve it!

Hot Knives has been on a hell-bent quest to remedy this – a one-month journey to perfect recipes and find The Chosen toppings. (Like some people self-improve by signing up for boot camp, we’ve been meeting late at night to try different blends of frying oils.) Backed by our friend Scott Zweizen and his sea-scroll-old recipes for perfectly spiced falafel balls, we’ve got it.

We ‘re starting with but a single night in Echo Park. Hot Knives and Elf Cafe bring you el Falafel. Here’s the deal: You bring cash, we hit you with the best falafel sandwich we think you’ll get in the city limits. You gobble on the street, repeat, leave. No linen, no silver, no menu. Don’t pass us by either. We will serve you faaalaaafel saaandwiches even if we have to chase you down in an American Apparel dressing room, interrupt your laundry day at Lucy’s, or rip you from your espresso. You can call it a pop-up; we call it a temporary autonomous eating zone.

WHAT: Faaaalafel saaandwiches

WHEN: Tue., Feb. 28

WHAT TIME: 10PM – 2:30 AM

WHERE: late-night window of Elf Cafe, 2135 Sunset Blvd.

HOW: Cash only!

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13 Responses to el Falafel (Coming Soon!!!)

  1. Aubrey White says:

    El Falafel Kings! You rule at scaring people into eating your falafel!

  2. molly says:

    So does that man forgive you for making him spill the last inch of his iced coffee or what?
    p.s. I miss your sweet sweet spicy way.

  3. Andre says:

    There is very little that can actually come close to this treat after a night out – morish as they say!

  4. quarrygirl says:

    yes! can’t wait for el falafel!!! just making sure—-are the sandwiches vegan?

  5. HOT KNIVES says:

    Yup, thanks for asking. One menu item: falafel and falafel only. Vegan!

  6. Jon says:

    falafel is delicious

  7. nice tune and video…I’ll be there & I made homemade falafels a few weeks ago on my blog — gotta check out the competition! http://is.gd/Li3RE3

  8. echoman2000 says:

    I’d kiss you, but the lava hit the village.

  9. Melissa says:

    How much will the Faaaalafel saaandwiches cost?

  10. ashley says:

    OH GOD YES. fucking stellar. just found out about y’all today and i am so very glad i did. can’t wait to become friends and listen to records/make food together!

  11. Marino says:

    That was simply the best falafel ever. Now I’m addicted. I want moar! I want your falafel for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Every day. For ever. This is serious.

  12. Brittany says:

    I had such a blast at this event. The falafels were stellar and the herb-infused soda was a kicker!

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