More Vendy Nominees Announced (Plus Lil Zeus Lunch Box Video)

All the Vendy Award nominees are now in. Yesterday, the Street Vendor Project announced the nominees for Vendy Cup (FiDi’s Biryani House, the burger truck Hard Times Sundaes, Cantonese steamed rice noodle cart Guandong Cheong Fun, Astoria’s Souvlaki Lady, and last year’s Rookie of the Year winner Snowday).

They also announced an exciting new category which is Best Street Drink. You’ll be able to try drinks as diverse as coconut smoothies, unqiue lemonades, morir soñando, and champurrado (a hot Mexican chocolate drink).

As for the previous announced categories, we are fortunate to have many Midtown vendors represented, so over the next few weeks we’ll be showcasing them in video form. And no doubt, the videos will make you eager to attend the big event on September 12. Tickets are still on sale here.

To start with, check out this mouthwatering video on Rookie of the Year nominee Lil Zeus Lunch Box, who parks on 50th and 6th Avenue every day and grills up some mighty tasty gyros and souvlaki.

Lil Zeus Lunch Box Video>>



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    I’ve lurked and wondered for years, and now I’m finally going to ask: What’s the deal with the FREAK OF THE WEEK comments?

  • If you look over on the upper left, there is a link for ‘Profiled Lunch’ers.’ There used to be a new one every week, posted on Tuesday. It usually rapidly digressed into commenters finding fault with the lunchers comments, appearance and/or their perceived sexual proclivities. The best example is Jamie in April 2009. Fred started posting this comment back then, and still keeps it going, I guess in hope they will one day return.

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