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29th Annual Fall…

Aug 26 - 28, 2016
This year’s show will feature exhibitors who have the latest products in… more

COOLinary New Orleans…

Aug 26 - 31, 2016
It is going to be a delicious summer!  During the month of August, enjoy… more

David Hansen's Garden…

Aug 26, 2016
Since 2006, Hansen's Garden District Jazz Trio has performed every night at… more

End of the Rainbow…

Aug 26 - Sep 26, 2016
Come join for the exhibition of  End of the Rainbow, which is an extension… more

Entergy Giant Screen…

Aug 26 - Sep 6, 2016
When Dory said "just keep swimming" in 2003's Oscar®-winning film… more

House of Blues…

Aug 26 - Dec 30, 2016
Every Friday join us in the Voodoo Garden for live music, beer and drink… more

New Orleans Museum…

Aug 26 - 31, 2016
New Orleans Museum Month, now in its third year, is a collaboration between… more

New Orleans Museum of…

Aug 26 - 26, 2016
In conjunction with NOMA's special exhibition The Essence of Things:Design and… more

New Orleans Saints vs…

Aug 26 - 26, 2016
The New Orleans Saints kickoff their first preseason home game in the… more

Ogden Museum Presents…

Aug 26 - Sep 18, 2016
Join us at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art  for the exhibiition,… more

Stoned vs Drunk vs…

Aug 26 - 26, 2016
Join us at the New Movement for a stand -up comedy challenge. Also, enjoy… more

The Franchise

Aug 26 - Dec 30, 2016
The best of the cream of the crop. A showcase of the heavyweights. The… more

United States Marine…

Aug 26 - 28, 2016
Join us for Vietnam Wall in City Park. Veterans and active duty members of… more

“The National WWII…

Aug 27 - 27, 2016
The French Market welcomes The National WWII Museum's Victory Belles back to… more

Abita Springs Opry at…

Aug 27 - 27, 2016
The Abita Springs Opry returns to the French Market Farmers Market Every… more

Alliance Française…

Aug 27 - 27, 2016
Join us for our annual Fall Open House on August 27 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to… more

Backyard Grooves

Aug 27, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
In The Voodoo Garden, All Ages.   more

Didn't Wash Us Away: …

Aug 27 - 27, 2016
Join us for the Book Signing and Reception for Didn't Wash Us Away:… more

Double Dose

Aug 27, 2016 - Jan 10, 2026
ActionActionReaction and friends keep the dance floor energized with mixes of… more

Irvin Mayfield's Jazz…

Aug 27 - 27, 2016
Come join us at the Royal Sonesta for Irvin Mayfield's Jazz Playhouse featuring… more

29th Annual Fall…

Aug 26 - 28, 2016
This year’s show will feature exhibitors who have the latest products in… more

First Annual Nola Vendy Awards

March 13, 2013

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 8 years, and have become one of the most beloved and widely anticipated food events in New York, Los Angeles, and Philadelphia. 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) & Slow Food NOLA.
 
“We’re excited to be expanding 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 put this incredible city’s rich gastronomic traditions on full display.”

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’ first annual Vendy Awards will take place on March 13th 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://vendysnola.eventbrite.com/
•      Premium Ticket: $36 ticket includes a sample from each of the participating vendors, UNLIMITED BEER from Brooklyn Brewery, a bottle of water, and a vote to help determine the winner of the People’s Choice Awards.
•      General Admission: Tickets are $24 and include a sample from each of the participating vendors, 3 delicious beers from Brooklyn Brewery (or water), and a vote to help determine the winner of the People’s Choice Awards.
•      General Admission Kids (Over 6): Tickets are $15 and include a sample from each of the participating vendors, 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, a beer from Brooklyn Brewery (or a bottle of water), 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.