For the past year Norris has been stationed outside of my apartment, in front of Imhotep’s restaurant, with a table full of coconuts, seasoned pineapple, hot sauce, and various other goodies. He’d be there in all weather – always in some type of camoflauge, always very friendly. I had often wondered what the relationship was between him and the store – there are several TOE (table outside of establishment) in the area – and I more or less got my answer when Norris disappeared from in front of Imhotep’s and reappeared shortly after across the street in front of a competing healthfood store.
Since “The Move” I’ve broached the subject with both Norris and Tonde (landlord/shop owner) and neither were very forthcoming. To quote Norris: “I was over there, now I’m over here.” Well played, sir. Well played.
2 responses to “Foodstand Wars”
Haha, that’s great. Seasoned pineapple? So is a TOE one of those pushcart food vendors?
Nope, it’s a straight up folding table. Very hardcore – no idea how he transports everything. I’ll try to post a photo of Norris’ new spot soon.