Vendy Cup Finalists Announced! Get Your Tickets Before They’re Gone…
With a little over two weeks until the Oscars of Street Food, this year’s Vendy Cup finalists have been announced! A few Midtown favorites along with outer borough hopefuls will be vying for the grand prize on Saturday, September 7th in Sunset Park’s Industry City. And the finalists are….
Midtown favorites The Cinnamon Snail and Luke’s Lobster’s Nauti will be slinging up lobster rolls and doughnuts, each competing against Woodlawn’s The Chipper Truck, Red Hook’s El Olomega, and Astoria’s King Souvlaki. It’s a veritable four borough fight! Tickets are still available for you to eat your weight in lobster rolls.
Also announced were this year’s judges: model Elettra Wiedemann, Top Chef Masters judge Francis Lam, Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver, Do or Dine owner Justin Warner, Every Day with Rachael Ray Editor-in-Chief Lauren Purcell, Pat LaFrieda, and Citizen Judge Rachael Fauss. These guys have the life.
(Side note/shameless self promotion: four of the five finalists are showcased in this awesome book New York à la Cart: Recipes and Stories from the Big Apple’s Best Food Trucks, available at fine bookstores everywhere!)