Monday, May 17, 2010
Line "Em Up!
Last Saturday marked the battle of the greasiest, as both worlds of L.A street food duked it out for the title of the first annual Los Angeles Vendy Awards. The coveted event has become a cult favorite in the East Coast, where more than 660 New Yorkers gathered for it last year to eat street foods of all kinds.
The event was held in the nicas (and day street food) capital of Los Angeles: Macarthur Park. And I could not had thought of a better place.
It was to be The Grilled Cheese Truck, India Jones Truck, The Hot Dog Kings, Ninas Food, Bigmista's Barbecue and Tacos El Galuzo Truck duking it out for the Vendy Gold.
Grilled Cheese Truck: Keepin' It Cheezay
India Jones: Representin' That Indian Spice And Swoon
Hot Dog Kings: Bacon Wrapped And Guacamole Topped...Ayy Guey!
Nina's Food: Griddling Up D.F Deliciuosness
Bigmistas Barbecue: Smokin' Up A Little Somethin', Somethin'
Tacos El Galuzo: Taco's Are A Way Of Life
I was lucky enough to be among the few judges at this historic event, along with Street Gourmet L.A, John Shook and Vinny Dotolo of Animal Restaurant and the one and only Evan Kleiman of Good Food. Along with the smoooooth Emceeing of Jeff Miller of Thrillist.
But it was one taste that prevailed amongst all of us: Nina's Quesadillas and Pambasos. It was an instant unanimous decision.
No Need For Judging Sheets
Nina, This One's For You!