NEW YORK, NY – The 9th Annual Vendy Awards, New York City’s premier travel food competition, currently announced a finalists who will contest for a tip prizes: a desired Vendy Cup and a People’s Taste Award. Chosen from hundreds of vendors nominated by bland customers, a finalists will face off in an heated grill-to-grill cook-off on Saturday, Sep 7th being hold for a initial time during Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. Only one businessman will come out on tip in any category.
The finalists are: The Chipper Truck, The Cinnamon Snail, El Olomega, King Souvlaki, and Luke’s Lobster. These 5 finalists will contest for a possibility to be crowned a city’s best food businessman in a Vendy Cup and a People’s Taste Award categories. While a finalists are a same in any category, a row of 6 luminary judges and one citizen decider will name a leader of a Vendy Cup, while attendees during this year’s eventuality will opinion on a People’s Taste Award. Videos and some-more on a finalists can be found here: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/finalists/
Writer, director, comedian, and singer Negin Farsad will Emcee this year’s Vendys. Farsad recently grown and wrote a MTV array “Detox,” destined and constructed a Comedy Central array “The Watch List,” and was named one of a 50 Funniest Women by a Huffington Post.
DJ Justin Carter from Mister Saturday Night will yield a stroke and tunes to keep a throng moving. Carter cut his teeth DJing and producing tip parties during Asterisk, a pioneering DIY venue in Bushwick that led a approach for many other living-spaces-turned-party-places and forged a new trail for subterraneous parties in Brooklyn.
Announcing a New Award: For a initial time this year – attending vendors will be means to strive for a “Messy Yet Tasty Award,” sponsored by Tide to Go Stain Eraser®, that will be awarded to a lorry with a messiest fare. Tide® will be bringing a “Stainbulance” to a eventuality to assistance solve mark emergencies on-site with a supply of Tide to Go Stain Erasers®. This will be a “Stainbulance’s” second coming during a Vendys – it initial came to a rescue of several mark sufferers during a Philadelphia Vendy Awards in June.
The judges who will confirm a leader of a Vendy Cup include:
- Elettra Wiedemann: Model and culinary impresario
- Francis Lam: Judge on Top Chef Masters and Editor-at-Large during Clarkson Potter
- Garrett Oliver: Brewmaster during a Brooklyn Brewery, Author of The Brewmaster’s Table, Editor-in-Chief of a Oxford Companion to Beer
- Justin Warner: Host of Food Network’s Rebel Eats, leader of Food Network Star Season 8, co-chef and owners of Bed-Stuy’s Do or Dine
- Lauren Purcell: Editor-in-Chief of Every Day with Rachael Ray
- Pat LaFrieda: Chief Executive Officer, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors
- Rachael Fauss: Citizen Judge, Policy Research Manager for Citizens Union
Here’s some-more on this year’s Vendy Cup and People’s Taste Award finalists, and given they consider they should win tip honors:
THE CHIPPER TRUCK
Chef/Owner: Valentin Alice Bermejo
Years in business: 9
Where they’re from: Mexico Ireland
Schedule: 10pm compartment 6am
Languages spoken: English
What kind of food do we serve? Irish American
Specialties: Irish food
Tell us something about your business: We have one of a usually Irish food trucks in New York and we are unequivocally unapproachable of it!
Why do we merit to win a Vendy Award? We have worked unequivocally tough to build a repute in this neighborhood. Good food is a initial priority and a accessible face. We would be respected to win a Vendys as it would assistance us countenance that all we have given adult for this lorry has been value it. We are unequivocally unapproachable of a lorry and a loyalty we have put into it. You usually have to ask a business given they come to us day after day.
THE CINNAMON SNAIL
Chef/Owner: Adam Sobel
Years in business: 3.5
Where they’re from: Manhattan
Schedule: Monday- 48th/6th on Varick st or Dumbo, Tuesday- Wall/Water Sts, Wednesday- 55th/Broadway, Thursday- 21st/5th, followed by Jersey City for dinner, Friday- Park between 46/47th, Saturday- 14th/3rd, Sunday- Red Bank NJ
Languages spoken: Mainly a denunciation we done adult called FIDGE
What kind of food do we serve? Extra confidant dainty and officious blithe vegan organic food and fundamentally a BOMB pastries that will make your wig tumble off.
Specialties: Korean BBQ seitan, vanilla scotch creme brûlée donuts, Thai BBQ tempeh with preserved Thai basil and red onions, arugula, smoked chili roasted peanuts and sriracha mayo on grilled spelt bread.
Tell us something about your business: This is a 4th year The Cinnamon Snail has been nominated for a Vendy award. This year we are competing for a Vendy Cup. If we win a cup, a devise is to give it a unequivocally unequivocally voluptuous makeover with lots of feathers and feign jewels. We also intend to splash cold uninformed squeezed grape extract out of it/ and or use it upside down as a shawl that a health dialect requires us to have.
Why do we merit to win a Vendy Cup? The Cinnamon Snail has turn one of a busiest, many desired travel vendors in NYC. It has taken a lot of tough work and unconstrained prolonged days, though we are assisting a mainstream folks of NYC to conclude tolerable non-violent food. we entirely intend to offer crushed potatoes and gravy in a Vendy Cup should we win it.
Chef/Owner: Janet Marcos Lainez
Years in business: 23
Where they’re from: El Salvador
Schedule: 10:00am to 8:30pm
Languages spoken: Spanish/English
What kind of food do we serve? Salvadoran Cuisine
Specialties: Pupusas: A Pupusa is a palm done tortilla, done of corn flour (maseca) pressed with pig cheese, (ground) duck cheese, and several other flavors.
Tell us something about your business: We are family owned and operated and have been in business for over 20 years. We specialize in normal home character cooking and a products are palm made, uninformed and value a wait. We are committed to display all New Yorkers and a whole tri-state area that carrying a Pupusa is singular experience!
Why do we merit to win a Vendys? For a past 23 years we have strived to say a food’s authenticity. This coherence has put us during a tip of a courtesy and has done us a best during what we do! Our courtesy to a birthright of Salvadorian cooking is what we take honour in and is reflected in a Pupusas.
Chef/Owner: Kostas Tsampas, George Tsampas, and sons LamprosLampros
Years in business: 34
Where they’re from: Greece
Schedule: Sun-Wed 9am-8pm Thurs-Sat 9am-5am(all night)
Languages spoken: Greek/English
What kind of food do we serve? Souvlaki sticks, pitas and heros, platters, handcut fries baked in Greek EVOO
Specialties: Souvlaki and fries
Tell us something about your business: We are a family owned business portion Astoria given 1979. We offer authentic Greek travel food.
Why do we merit to win a Vendys? We have been in this business for over 34 years. We put in a time and it’s about time for a bullion wristwatch, if we might be so bold. But some-more than that, a people adore us and we adore them back. The food we make is authentic and loyal to what we grew adult with in Greece and we make it with a lot of adore and tough work. All a recipes have been upheld down from a fathers and grandfathers who all were possibly chefs or in a streetfood business behind in Greece. The “King” in a name was given to us by a customers. We take honour in a mixture and a peculiarity of a food and we take honour in a work we put In. Ultimately, a business nominated us and they feel that we merit this. We adore what we do and so do a customers. We usually wish to appreciate them and a Vendys for giving us this eventuality from a bottom of a hearts!
Chef/Owner: Luke Holden, Ben Conniff
Years in business: 4
Where they’re from: Maine
Schedule: M-F in NYC, S in Hoboken
Languages spoken: English
What kind of food do we serve? Seafood
Specialties: Lobster rolls from Maine
Tell us something about your business: We are unapproachable to move a ambience of Maine to New York.
Why do we merit to win a Vendys? We work tough not usually to offer a best, freshest seafood though also to use sustainability during all of a locations.
More information on any of a finalists can be found here: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/finalists/
On Aug 6th, a Vendys announced a honorees for Most Heroic Vendor, congratulating some-more than 50 food trucks for their conspicuous work portion some-more than 350,000 giveaway prohibited dishes to victims of Hurricane Sandy in a storm’s aftermath, and honoring a New York City Food Truck Association (NYCFTA) for coordinating a overdo efforts.
On Jul 22nd, a Vendys announced a finalists for Rookie of a Year, Best Market Vendor, Best Dessert, and Best of New Jersey. Bios and credentials on any of a finalists can be found here: http://streetvendor.org/vendys/finalists/
The Vendys, a initial and largest travel food eventuality array in a country, is an annual eventuality to advantage a Street Vendor Project during a Urban Justice Center, a membership-based classification that provides advocacy and authorised services for some-more than 1,500 businessman members. The 2012 Vendy Awards drew a throng of some-more than 2,000 people to a heated food lorry showdown to establish New York’s tip travel chef. The Vendy Awards, that have been New York City’s many dear travel food foe for 9 years, recently announced a vital inhabitant enlargement to embody events in Los Angeles, Philadelphia, New Orleans, and Chicago.
“We are vehement to move a Vendys to Industry City, where a series of a festival’s food and libation equipment are manufactured,” pronounced Andrew Kimball, CEO of Industry City. “With a enlightenment of food production and story of ancillary New York-based businesses, Brooklyn’s Sunset Park area is a ideal place to applaud a culinary achievements of a city’s many travel food vendors.”
A singular series of Early Entry VIP tickets are still available. For travel food lovers who wish to entrance a Vendy Awards an hour early, VIP tickets safeguard a ultimate travel eating experience, with shorter lines and entrance to a whole lot more. Tickets are accessible at: http://nycvendys2013-eorg.eventbrite.com/ Applications for press passes are now being supposed HERE by Aug 28th. Decisions will be done by Sep 3rd.
Street food lovers can also get discounted Vendys tickets by Zipcar. By fasten Zipcar for $55 regulating VENDYS1355, we can go to a Vendys for usually $40. Want an Early Entry ticket? Join Zipcar regulating VENDYS1385 and get Early Entry for usually $60. Zipcar provides a preference of carrying a automobile parked right around a corner, but any of a hassles or cost. You can get around by a hour or day, and select from vans to hybrids. Just join, haven online, clear and expostulate away. Every reservation includes gas, word and 180 miles per day.
In addition, a Vendy Awards is gratified to announce that artist Nils Folke Anderson is conceptualizing seat and a bar for this year’s event, done with “up-cycled” materials granted by Industry City. Based in Brooklyn, NY, Anderson has shown his work widely, including during solo exhibitions during Phillips de Pury, The University of Georgia Athens, and a Dikeou Collection.
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