Give a man (or woman) a skewer with a serviceable point, and as often as not he (or she) will put it to use. A stick of Indonesian satay, for example, might be employed to impale a rice cake, then swab up peanut sauce. But the bread surmounting my beef souvlaki ($2.75) was, typically, in the wrong position to sop up juices and couldn't comfortably be eaten without pulling it off the skewer. Ultimately this was a two-handed snack, albeit a tasty one.
Also shown: the cart's smoky environs; a late afternoon cloud formation not far away.
Southwest corner of Steinway St. and 31st Ave., Astoria, Queens