Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award

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Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award

Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award
Annual Vendy awards also name ‘Schnitzel and Things’ rookie of the year
   
updated 4:47 p.m. MT, Sun., Sept . 27, 2009
NEW YORK - A husband and wife who sell tacos and quesadillas have been named New York City's best street vendors.
Fernando and Yolanda Martinez took first place Saturday at the fifth annual Vendy Awards, which celebrate the best of the city's street food.
The Martinezes make Mexican specialties out of their cart in Brooklyn and sell them for about $6 a dish. They say they're happy to know people love their food.
About 700 hundred people attended the awards ceremony at the Queens Museum of Art.
An Austrian food cart called Schnitzel and Things was named rookie of the year.
 
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    Pigiron
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    Re:Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award 2009/09/28 12:28:00 (permalink)
    Calling Martinez Country Boys Truck a "taco cart" is like calling Katz's a "sandwich shop".  Both would be technically correct, but so very far from telling the whole story.

    A nice blog post here from one of the judges:

    http://midtownlunch.com/2...09-vendy-awards-judge/
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    Re:Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award 2009/09/28 14:03:42 (permalink)
    Pigiron

    Calling Martinez Country Boys Truck a "taco cart" is like calling Katz's a "sandwich shop".  Both would be technically correct, but so very far from telling the whole story.

    A nice blog post here from one of the judges:

    http://midtownlunch.com/2...09-vendy-awards-judge/


    Great read!!!  Thanks for the post---think i will plan a triop to my daughters in Brooklyn for next years Vendis--could be a fun day!



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    Re:Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award 2009/10/10 01:18:21 (permalink)
    Now this is an awards ceremony I could dig into!
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    Re:Taco cart wins NYC’s street vendor award 2009/10/10 06:38:50 (permalink)
    Pigiron,

    Thank you for that link.  What a great story.  I wish I lived around those sorts of vendors.  You are lucky!
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