Thursday, May 06, 2010

The Vendy Awards Come to LA!

After five years in New York, the Vendy Awards have come to Los Angeles and what exactly are the Vendy Awards? The Vendys are a yearly street food cook-off that, since 2005, has determined the best street chef in NYC. It has become one of the greatest food events in New York. In fact, Chef Mario Batali called the Vendys “the Oscars of food for the real New York" and now LA will be handing out their own Food Oscars on Saturday, May 15, 2010.

Since April 15, Angelenos have been nominating their favorite street food vendors, from food trucks to taco tables and finally, the votes have come in and the finalists are:

India Jones Chow Truck

Hot Dog Kings

Bigmista's Barbecue

Nina's Food

Grilled Cheese Truck

Tacos el Galuzo

Click here to read more info about the finalists!

On the day of the Vendy Awards, these finalists will be duking it out to claim the top prize and will be judged by the chefs from Animal, Good Food's Evan Kleiman and respected bloggers Bill Esparza and Javier Cabral. For $50, not only will you see the winners crowned, you'll have access to an all-you-can-eat feast and an open beer and wine bar in MacArthur Park. That $50 is tax deductible and will go towards raising money for the movement to protect vendors’ rights. Click here to see the organizations that will be benefitting from your generosity.

Good eats and helping the community? How can you go wrong with that? Don't delay! These tickets will sell out fast and you wouldn't want to miss out this historic occasion - the first year that the Vendy Awards came to Los Angeles!

2010 LA Vendy Awards
Saturday, May 15, 2010, from 4pm to 7pm
MacArthur Park
S. Park View Street between W. 7th and Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90057

Tickets can be purchased through Brown Paper Tickets!

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