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Thursday, September 27, 2007

Streets Is Eating

Ever since “Lost - Pilot, Part 2” beat out Spartacus at the 2004 Visual Effects Society Awards for “Outstanding Supporting Visual Effects in a Broadcast Program” I've been – what's the word here – disenchanted with awards shows. The one bright star in a subvert sea of sniveling, snaggletoothed snorklewinkers? Everyone's favorite... the Vendy Awards!

That's right, friend: The Third Annual Vendy Awards are on and poppin' this Saturday.

This year's finalists include:
  • the Caribbean stylings of Veronica Julien (Veronica's Kitchen)
  • Bengali lamb from Muhammed Rahman's Kwik Meal (note: not in any way related to Kwik-E-Mart)
  • super tacos from, uh, Super Taco
  • the royal goodness of Farez “Freddy” Zeideia p/k/a the King of Falafel and Shawarma
  • and last but not least, our favorite vegan ever Thiru "Dosa Man" Kumar from (NY Dosas, profiled in-full here)
Intrigued? Then come check it out. Each chef will have their cart set up. The cost of admission includes whatever you want to eat, along with FREE WINE AND BEER. And it's tax-deductible (proceeds benefit the Street Vendor Project).

To recap...
WHAT: The Third Annual Vendy Awards
WHEN: Saturday, September 29th from 3:00-8:00 pm
WHERE: Tompkins Square Park in Manhattan's East Village
HOW MUCH: $60 in advance, $75 at the door
YOU GET: as much delicious food as you care to eat, prepared fresh by each vendor
AND: as much wine and beer as you care to drink
SO: there really is no reason not to go. Unless you hate “flavor” and open bars.
ALSO: it's for a good cause!
FOR MORE: info, tickets, pictures and a general sense of well-being, click here

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