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Fun Things To Do In NYC - Food Truck Awards

Fun Things To Do In NYC - Food Truck Awards Fans of food truck cuisine will not want to miss the 10th Annual Vendy Awards in New York City. Taking place on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. on Governors Island, the event is referred to lovingly as the "Oscars of Street Food."  It's a very serious cook-off between city sidewalk chefs who will compete in five separate culinary categories for the coveted Vendy Cup. The winners are selected by a panel of celebrity judges. In the past, these tip-top tasters have included Chef Aarón Sánchez, comedian Colin Quinn, and CBS This Morning anchor Gayle King. It's also a fantastic fundraiser that will benefit Street Vendor Project, which stands up for the rights of all vendors. When you purchase a ticket to the Vendy Awards, you'll be entitled to sample an array of appetizing dishes plus indulge in such beverages as Brooklyn Beer, wine, and GuS Grown Up Sodas.

Make sure to check out The Masters Cup, which is a tribute to past Vendy Award winners. You'll see the very first winner, Hallo Berlin, who was also the owner of the first German food cart in the Big Apple. In addition, you'll encounter Thiru Kumar from Sri Lanka whose claim to fame is being one of the initial purveyors of vegan street food. Other former first placers include the Vendley Brothers and Peter Oleyer who run Calexico, which is famous for its Mexican/BBQ-style meals, and Freddy Zeidei, the King of Falafel. Delight in more delectable details at http://www.vendyawards.streetvendor.org/newyorkcity/