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New Orleans Museum of…

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Monday Blues

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 The Historic New Orleans Collection will open its next exhibition,… more

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World-Famous Street Food Festival, The Vendy Awards, Returns to New Orleans

 

For Immediate Release: 03/12/14

Contact:
Zeina Muna
202-213-2250
vendyawards@gmail.com

 

World-Famous Street Food Festival, The Vendy Awards, Returns to New Orleans

New York City's Annual Street Food Championship Expands to New Orleans for Second Annual New Orleans Vendy Awards on Thursday April 3, 2014

Tickets On Sale for New Orleans' Favorite Street Chef Competition

 

New Orleans, LA - New Orleans' favorite sidewalk chefs will go head-to-head for the title of best street vendor at the city's second annual Vendy Awards, the Street Vendor Project (SVP) at the Urban Justice Center announced today. The beloved New York City street food competition, which has since expanded to Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago will come to New Orleans' Historic French Market on Thursday April 3, 2014.

Ticket sales opened to the public today. Loyal street vendor patrons can buy tickets to attend the New Orleans Vendys at http://vendyawardsnola.eventbrite.com/

"We are excited to bring the Vendys back to New Orleans and are eager for the stars of the city's street food scene to compete to see who will be named New Orleans' top street chef," said Zeina Muna, National Managing Director of the Vendy Awards.

The Vendy Awards are an annual event organized by Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center, a membership-based organization of more than 1,500 vendors. SVP's famed Vendy Awards have determined New York City's top street chef for nine years, and have become one of the most beloved and widely anticipated food events in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia, and Chicago. The money raised by the event supports the non-profit Street Vendor Project in its organizing and advocacy work to promote street food and the people who sell it. The New Orleans Vendys will also serve as a fundraiser for the New Orleans Food Truck Coalition (NOFTC).

"We're excited to return 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 undoubtedly put this incredible city's rich gastronomic traditions on full display during the second annual Vendy Awards." 

A panel of judges will award the Vendy Cup to the best food vendor and attendees will pick the winner of the coveted People's Choice award.

New Orleans' second annual Vendy Awards will take place on Thursday April 3rd at the Historic French Market. Members of the press should email vendyawards@gmail.com to request a press pass.

The following tickets are available for purchase at http://vendyawardsnola.eventbrite.com/:

  • Date Night Special (Limited Quantity Available!): $65 includes TWO Premium tickets for you and someone special to enjoy a fun night out.
  • Premium Ticket: $36 ticket includes a sample from each of the participating vendors, 4 drink tickets, a bottle of water, and a vote to help determine the winner of the People's Choice Award.
  • General Admission: $24 ticket includes a sample from each of the participating vendors, 2 drink tokens, a bottle of water, and a vote to help determine the winner of the People's Choice Award.
  • General Admission Kids (Over 6): $15 tickets includes a sample from each of the participating vendors, a bottle of water, and a vote to help determine the winner of the People's Choice Awards.
  • Pay-as-you-go Admission: Not so sure you want to taste all the offerings? $6 will give you entrance, 1 drink token, and you can choose from the full-sized offerings and pay-as-you-go.

Full-size food and beverage will be available for purchase inside the event and admission is free for kids under the age of 6. 

 

Follow the Vendy Awards on Twitter for the latest news and announcements at @vendyawards, or find us on Facebook at Facebook.com/VendyAwards.

ABOUT THE STREET VENDOR PROJECT AT THE URBAN JUSTICE CENTER

The Vendy Awards are an annual benefit event for the non-profit the Street Vendor Project at the Urban Justice Center. The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with more than 1,500 active vendor members who are working together to create a vendors' movement for permanent change. The Street Vendor Project is part of the Urban Justice Center, a non-profit organization that provides legal representation and advocacy to various marginalized groups of New Yorkers. To join their list of supporters, please click here. Follow the Street Vendor Project on Twitter at @VendorPower.

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