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Vendy Awards In NOLA To Benefit New Orleans Street Food Community

Photo Credit: Vendy Awards

Photo Credit: Vendy Awards

Taste some of New Orleans’s most delicious street food for a great cause!   On March 13, 2013, at the New Orleans French Market, the Vendy Awards are coming to NOLA! The brainchild of New York City’s Street Vendor Project, a membership-based project with more than 1,500 active vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change at the Urban Justice Center, the Vendy Awards have chosen NYC’s top street chefs for the past eight years and have become a popular event for foodies in Philadelphia and Los Angeles, as well.

Photo Credit: New Orleans Food Trucks Coalition

(Photo Credit: New Orleans Food Trucks Coalition)

“We’re excited to be expanding to New Orleans to celebrate its street food and recognize the city’s hardworking vendors,” said Sean Basinski, Director of the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center. “Street food chefs will put this incredible city’s rich gastronomic traditions on full display.”

Join in the fun, and you’ll have the opportunity to sample the food of all the contestants and help select the winner of the People’s Choice Award. Judges include:

Chef Andrew Gerson (Founder and Board Member of the Philadelphia Mobile Food Vendor Association & Brooklyn Brewery House), Chef Juan Carlos Gonzalez (Executive Chef of SoBou, of the Commander’s Family of Restaurants), Sara Roahan (Author of Gumbo Tales: Finding My Place at the New Orleans Table and President of the Board of Directors of the Southern Foodways Alliance) and Poppy Tooker (Author, Radio Producer & Host (Louisiana Eats &“Steppin Out), and founder of Slow Food Nola).

The eight featured food trucks will be Taceaux Loceaux, The Fat Falafel, Woody’s Fish Tacos, Vaucresson Sausage Co., Inc., Empanada Intifada, La Cocinita Food Truck, Ms. Linda’s Soul Food Catering Company, Foodie Call and Hot Tamale Mama… and MoreProceeds from these Vendy’s will benefit New Orleans Food Truck Coalition (NOFTC) & Slow Food NOLA.

Tickets begin at just $6 and kids under the age of six are free. Jam to the tunes of  the Small Batch String Band. And no New Orleans party is complete with libations, which will be provided by the Brooklyn Brewery.

WHEN: Wednesday March 13, 2013 from 7-1o p.m.


New Orleans French Market
1008 N. Peters Street
New Orleans, LA 70116
Ph. 504-522-2621

TICKETS: Please click here to purchase.

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