NYC: Announcing the 2011 Vendy Awards

By StreetVendor.org

It is with great excitement that we announce the date and location of the 7th Annual Vendy Awards. On Saturday, September 24th, 2011, some of the most delicious street food vendors in all of NYC will descend on Governors Island to compete for the ultimate (at least that is what we think) honor in the land, the one, the only, The Vendy Cup. These fearless street chefs are nothing without their faithful eaters, and that is where you come in–come hungry, come with friends and come ready to have a delicious time.

We have released a limited number of Early Bird priced tickets ($80, General Admission $95), so get them while the getting is good.

Also, like years past, if you purchase a ticket before May 31, you will be entered into a lottery to become our 2011 Vendy Awards “Citizen Judge.” If chosen, you will be part of our team of celebrity judges and will participate in choosing the 2011 Vendy Award winner.

And don’t forget to nominate your favorite, most drool-worthy, most awe-inducing vendor for a chance to participate in this year’s Vendy Awards. This year we are also thrilled to announce the new “Most Heroic Vendor” Award, to recognize the non-culinary contributions vendors make to New York City. From spotting car bombers in Times Square (yes, that was a vendor) to helping old people cross the street, vendors make hundreds of small contributions each day that go unrecognized. But not for long. At this year’s Vendys we’ll be presenting the award for “Most Heroic Vendor” from the stage, right before the Vendy Cup. So please nominate your local vendor. No gesture is too small.

See you on the street.