Friday, July 8, 2011

VENDY AWARDS!

   Philadelphia is making food history.. This Saturday is the 1st annual vendy awards which will be held at The Piazza at Schmidts. Food vendors in the city are just as important as the restaurants that feed our great city. Each vendor has its own character, taste, location, and loyal customers. Vendors can serve you coffee to mexican food, to BBQ, and anything else.
    Going to college in the city I’m familiar with street vendors and their cooking expertise so I’m glad we are having our first vendy awards in the great North Libs of Philadelphia. To name a few judges so far this year are Mayor Michael Nutter, Jennifer Carroll, Drew Lazor, and Lindsay Lidge. The list is growing of food experts so you know the vendy winner will be worthy of the award.
    The vendy awards originally started in New York in 2005 and has been called one of the greatest food events ever seen. It’s no surprise Philadelphia has jumped on the vendor cart and is holding the event also. The barriers of food and culture are starting to blend together between New York and Philadelphia where the quantity and quality of places to eat and drink are becoming comparable. This is the start of something great!

Tickets are still on sale but limited. So buy yours now!

If you are attending send me your best vendy photos for me to post and share with everyone.

You can find ALL your needed information here:

http://streetvendor.org/vendys/philly/

@vendyawards

1 comment:

neil-binkley said...

Sorry I missed the event! I love the spirit and culture of food vendors. On your next trip to Portland, OR, I highly recommend checking out their (often gourmet) food carts.