Gothamist posted some big news this morning for us street food obsessives. The ninth annual Vendy Awards (a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, one of our favorite organizations) are happening on Saturday, September 7 in a brand new location in Industry City in Sunset Park, Brooklyn. So this year we won’t have to take a ferry to get to the event, but it won’t be too far from the waterfront if you do happen to own a private yacht.
More pressing, tickets are now on sale and if the last few years’ ticket sales are any indictaion they will be going fast! Early Bird tickets are now available for $80 $85, but those will sell out soon and the price will go up to $95. Click here to purchase them now. You’ll be glad you did!
And this also means it’s time to nominate your favorite vendor for an award. This year has the most categories we’ve ever seen, bringing back some favorites, like Dessert of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Market Vendor, NJ Vendor, and Heroic Vendor, which means more food then ever. Nominations will be open at the Street Vendor Project website through July 25.