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Who Took Home a Vendy Award this Past Weekend?
No Rain, Lots of Shine From the Nominees on Governor's Island

The contenders dished out their food truck best, and scores from audience and celebrity judges (Gayle King and Colin Quinn to name a few) were tallied. And the Vendy Goes to....

Dessert: Wolly's Shaved Ice

NJ: Taco Truck

Rookie: Korilla BBQ

Maker's Mark: Cinnamon Snail

People's Choice: Souvlaki GR

Vendy Cup: Solber Pupusas

Agreed on Korilla BBQ, with their amazingly seasoned "Eye of the Tiger" ribeye taco (best taco in the lot) and Cinnamon Snail, which in my book, made the best use of bourbon (aside from the VIP tent punch concotion) with their pillowy creme brulee bourbon doughnut. Other personal favorites were La Newyokina's inventively flavored ice pops like the rich "cafe con leche" and their sweet, salty, and spicy pineapple-jalapeno with chilli salt! Very honorable mentions go to Comme Ci Comme Ca's meditterranean cous cous bowls with your meat of choice (I choose the lamb sausage), and Jersey's Two Pitas in a Pod's elaborate tasting platter that included fluflly quinoa and the best falafel in the field.

Ultimately, we were all winners in the end. Endless food, drink, music and fresh air. Now that a Saturday does make.

If you missed this feast, at least you can feast your eyes on this photo gallery.

 

All photos by Rebecca Kritzer