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!