Hallo Berlin!

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The Hallo Berlin cart at 54th Street and Fifth Avenue is among the most acclaimed purveyors of street food in New York. So acclaimed that every time I’ve walked by in the past the line was so dauntingly long that I kept going. Not today, though.

I got the “single soul food mix”: bratwurst, German fried potatoes, and red cabbage. Which is exactly what I always used to order when Hallo Berlin still had a restaurant on 51st Street. It actually is a bit more appetizing arranged on a ceramic plate than shoved in a little paper container, but still: very, very schmecklich.

Here’s the man–I guess it was the famous Rolf, but I couldn’t really tell because his hair was cut so short–getting my brat ready: