On the Menu: the Third Annual Vendy Awards

By Michael Brady
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The Third Annual Philadelphia Vendy Awards
Sat., June 8, at Penn Treaty Park. streetvendor.org/vendys
The latest dish: A food-truck cook-off between the Cow & the Curd, Lil’ Pop Shop, King of Falafel, Sweet Box Cupcakes, Poi Dog, Foo Truck, Chez Yasmine, Chewy’s, Tot Cart, KAMI, Lil Dan’s and Sugar Philly.
Description: A bunch of food truck vendors arranged in a loose circle and plenty of sunshine to wash down the decadence. The beer from Brooklyn Brewery helped with that, too. People wandered around Penn Treaty Park in a feverish food dream, attempting to gauge the sometimes odd, often delectable goodies being offered by these mobile eateries. In a not very surprising turn, the Cow & the Curd, which specializes in deep-fried cheese, won the People’s Choice Award. If I had my way, it would have gone to KAMI; their bulgogi cheesesteak was dense, flavorful and paired well with the beer on hand. And still, of everything I ate, Lil’ Pop Shop’s popsicles are what I crave the most. Coconut hibiscus popsicles are the ultimate summer snack.
Yum or yuck:
Yum. Way too many hits to take away from the scattered misses. The food truck game in Philly is too good to ignore.

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1. Carmen said... on Jun 15, 2013 at 08:12AM

“A poorly written article is one that fails to mention who actually won this years Vendy Award. The author of this article makes it seem that the People's Choice Award winner was the top prize getter at this venue. To set the record straight, the guy holding up the 2013 Vendy Cup, along with the woman to his left, are the proud owners of the "King of Falafel" food truck at 16th and JFK. They work hard every day and deserve the recognition! Congrats to them!”

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