This was how many immigrants were fed and employed when they entered the United States at the turn of the 20th century. My grandfather was a rag peddler with a horse drawn cart. My uncle was a deli man after working a cart on Maxwell Street. Carts were the road food on the streets of New York and in Chicago (Maxwell Street) and remain in NYC. Gotta go. I’m training six students for the October Hot Dog University program this week end.
Great point. I wonder how many other Roadfood rated places started that way? The first thing that came to my mind is Pepe’s Pizza in New Haven.
====Of course the contractors set up their Little Mexico.They figure these illegals work cheap,they don’t have to pay benefits,and can cheat them out of money and pay low wages===
Prior to Katrina, this was the status quo for the local black residents. This is why I mentioned in my very first sentence in my first post that there was a low Latino presence in that city. They could not compete with locals. Cultural and racial differences probably was a factor too.
For those who claim that the Latinos are undercutting the locals by working cheap, with no insurance or benefits. No sorry, that was the way it was for the blacks before the storm.
While many of the displaced residents want to come back, there are just as many who have moved on and found better jobs, living conditions and other reasons not to come back. The Latinos are filling that opening.