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Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist in… more

Edgar Degas: The…

Mar 31 - May 24, 2015
Featuring drawings, prints, sculpture, and photographs, all from a single… more

Kikuo Saito at…

Mar 31 - Apr 4, 2015
Octavia Art Gallery is pleased to present a selection of works from New York… more

Lydia's Purple Cloth…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Quilting continues! We're excited to have more time to work on creations… more

M.S. Rau Antiques…

Mar 31 - May 4, 2015
Long established and leading art, antiques and jewelry specialist M.S. Rau… more

Maple Leaf Bar…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Join us for live entertainment featuring the Grammy Award winning ReBirth Brass… more

Purchased Lives: New…

Mar 31 - Jul 18, 2015
The Historic New Orleans Collection's newest exhibition, "Purchased… more

The New Orleans…

Mar 31 - Nov 18, 2015
Marvel Universe LIVE! will captivate audiences with an authentic and original… more

Voices Not Forgotten…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
Many of us have heard our elders talking about the great music and fancy dances… more

EN MAS’: Carnival and…

Apr 1 - Jun 7, 2015
Curated by Claire Tancons, Krista Thompson, EN MAS': Carnival and Performance… more

Jim Roche: Cultural…

Apr 1 - Jul 12, 2015
Born in 1943, Jim Roche received a BA from Florida State University (1961)… more

Mark Steinmetz: South

Apr 1 - May 10, 2015
Mark Steinmetz lives and works in Athens, Georgia. His work transcends the… more

Opera on Tap

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Now in its 8th season, Opera on Tap - New Orleans is attracting people from… more

Smoker's World…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Join us at the Maple Leaf Bar for Smoker's World featuring Eric… more

Tennessee Williams:…

Apr 1 - May 31, 2015
Tennessee Williams was one of the most admired playwrights of the 20th century.… more

The Victory Belles…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
Noted for their close harmonies and synchronized dance steps, the Andrews… more

YLC Wednesday at the…

Apr 1 - 1, 2015
The 12-week concert series takes place in downtown New Orleans at Lafayette… more

Exhibition Opening -…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Self-Taught, Outsider and Visionary Art will showcase works from the Ogden… more

Le Petit Theatre…

Apr 2 - 4, 2015
Donald Margulies' Pulitzer Prize-winning play tells the story of a couple… more

Longvue House and…

Apr 2 - 2, 2015
Dine at the magnificent estate of Longue Vue House and Gardens while brushing… more

Artist Spotlight…

Mar 31 - 31, 2015
New Orleans-based woodturning artist Tom Dunne will be the featured artist 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.