Street food vendors have it tough. There’s the daily competition to get the best parking spot with the least likelihood of garnering a ticket and the best chance of attracting a good, hungry crowd. And now there’s the sixth-annual competition for the title of “Best Street Food Vendor” via the Vendy Awards, a cook-off, tasting, and judgment day for the greatest of our city’s culinary street artists. Though the cheap tickets are sold out, for a sponsorship rate of $200, you get all the free food you ever wanted from a street cart but didn’t have enough cash on hand to actually buy. Plus, you get unlimited beer, wine, and soda, and a vote in the categories of People’s Taste Award, Best Dessert, and Rookie Vendor of the Year.
Sat., Sept. 25, noon, 2010
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on September 15, 2010