The Finalists for the Vendy Rookie of the Year Award Are Here


Korilla BBQ may have been unceremoniously booted from The Great Food Truck Race, but its patrons could care less: they’ve made it one of the finalists for the Vendy Awards’ Rookie of the Year prize.

Grub Street just posted the full line-up of nominees, which, in addition to Korilla, are Eddie’s Pizza Truck, Sunrise Grill (Jamaican food), Eat Here Now Now Eat Here (Asian-accented tacos and burritos), Comme Ci Comma Ça (Moroccan/Mediterranean), and Taïm Mobile (falafel, Israeli food).

The Rookie Award debuted two years ago, and was won by Schnitzel & Things. Following their win, the truck’s owners went on to open a storefront, as did the owners of Souvlaki GR, which won the award last year. We can only guess as to whether this year’s winner harbors similar brick and mortar dreams; either way, the Vendy Awards will take place on Sept. 24.