After a round of nominations from the public in August, the nominees for the First Annual Vendy Awards—to be given to the city's best street vendors—have been announced. The ballot:
â? Thiru “Dosa Man” Kumar – known for his vegan dosas and samosas, Thiru is “not just a vendor, he is a role model for us all”. More importantly, he serves the “best damn street food in town,” according to his customers.Awards will be given at a banquet November 10; tickets are $35.
â? Tony “the Dragon” Dragonas - the line runs “around the block” for Tony’s chicken, served up in “generous portions” and “with a smile.” But will he reveal his “addictive secret spices” that keep them coming back for more?
â? Rolf “Hallo Berlin” Babiel – his traditional German sausages (with sautéed onions and homemade mustard) are “five stars all the way,” they say. But will they sway the judges?
â? Team “Best Halal” (Mohammed, Mustafa, Islam & Sam)z - People are so “fanatical” about their food that it takes a whole team to serve it up. “Best Halal” has such a “cult following” that people drive all the way from PA and MA to have some.
· First Annual Vendy Awards [StreetVendor.org]