After six years in New York, the Vendy Awards are coming to Philadelphia. This Saturday, July 9th from 3pm to 7pm at the Piazza in NoLibs. General admission tickets are available for $55 a piece online, or $60 day of. Price of admission gets you food from all the finalists, plus beer & wine. Proceeds benefit The Food Trust. This is a great way to sample some of the best that the burgeoning Philly street food scene has to offer. See you there!
From the official Vendy's website:
On July 9th, at the Piazza at Schmidt’s, we’ll determine the best street food vendor in Philadelphia while raising money for The Food Trust. Some of the most talented street chefs in all of Philadelphia will compete for the Vendy Cup, an honor bestowed upon the the vendor who’s food is deemed the most delicious by our team of distinguished judges. These fearless street chefs are nothing without their faithful eaters, and that is where you come in–come hungry, come with friends and come ready to have a delicious time.
Celebrity Judges including Mayor Nutter, food writer Drew Lazor, Lindsey Lidge (wife of Brad), Brian McManus & Michael Solomonov from Zahav.
Finalists for the throwdown: Cucina Zapata Gigi and Big R Caribbean/American Soul Food Guapos Tacos King of Falafel La Copine Magic Carpet Foods Sugar Philly Sweet Box