Movies have the Oscars, music has the Grammys, and street food vendors... somehow have an awards thing, too? True story: it's called the Vendys and the New York edition was just held this last Saturday. More than 2,500 foodies flocked to Governors Island to cast their votes, along with a panel of celebrity judges. Here's a look at who took home the awards for the best sidewalk chefs:
The Vendy Cup (overall winner): The Cinnamon Snail
Master Cup: Calexico
Best Dessert: Ice & Vice
Best of Market: Zha Pan
Rookie of the Year: Snowday
People’s Choice Award: Nuchas
Heroic Vendor Award: Baare Batchiri
For the latest Vendy news and event info, you can check them out on Twitter @vendyawards and on Facebook.
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Pete Dombrosky is an Editorial Assistant at Thrillist and he wouldn't be the man he is today without sidewalk hot dogs. Wander the streets with him on Twitter.
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