Street vendors are about to get more recognition here. The Vendy Awards, a New York-based street food competition, is coming to Chicago this October as part of a national expansion. They awards seek public nomination to determine the finalists, which will compete in a cook-off and showcase to determine the best street vendor in town. This is ninth year of the New York Vendy's, they recently expanded to Los Angeles and Philadelphia, and and they'll be in Boston and New Orleans for the first time this year too.
Other details are scant, except that the exact dates will be October 3-6. The New Orleans tickets are on sale for $24 general admission. The New York categories include the Vendy's Cup, People's Choice, Most Heroic Vendor, and Rookie of the Year. Look for more details on nominating, pricing, and location in the coming weeks.
· Vendy Awards [Official Site]