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COOLinary New…

Aug 28 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… more

Harrah’s New Orleans…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Harrah's New Orleans proudly celebrates the local sounds of the city by… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr.… more

Johnny Vidacovich,…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us for live music featuring Johnny Vidacovich, George Porter Jr., and… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Aug 28 - 29, 2014
Le Petit Theatre's new season gets off to a whirlwind start with "Nine… more

Life Drawing at…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Practice your life drawing skills with a live model on the historic estate of… more

Mark of the Feminine

Aug 28 - Oct 4, 2014
Curator Regine Basha's Mark of the Feminine is the first in a series of… more

New Orleans Saints…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
The New Orleans Saints & Baltimore Ravens  kick-off at 7:00 pm more

Open Mic Night at…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
This summer, Thursday nights at Hard Rock New Orleans are open to local… more

Southern Decadence…

Aug 28 - Sep 1, 2014
Southern Decadence started forty one years ago as a simple going-away… more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Debi and the Deacons. more

Tropical Isle…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Join us at the Tropical Isle for a performance featuring Miss Maggie. more

True Colors Exhibition

Aug 28 - 29, 2014
This exhibition aims to represent people of all sexualities, genders, races and… more

Workplace Wellness…

Aug 28 - 28, 2014
Dr. Mitchell A. Pierce, Jr., with his more than 23 years of experience in… more

Amanda Shires

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for singer/violinist Amanda Shires. more

Closing Reception: …

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Closing Reception:…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
You are invited to join us for the closing reception for the True Colors… more

Hotel New Orleans…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for the Strut + Swim poolside fashion show with Fashion Week New… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Chris Mule and the Perpetrators. more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Aug 29 - 29, 2014
Join us for live entertainment featuring Jon Cleary and the Monster Gentlemen. more

COOLinary New…

Aug 28 - 31, 2014
It is going to be a delicious summer!  Throughout the whole month of… 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.