PHOTOS: 1st Look at the 2011 Vendy Awards

Solber Pupusa takes the Vendy Cup at the 2011 Vendy Awards and we were there to get a delicious taste of the annual street vendor competition.

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Solber Pupusa takes the Vendy Cup at the 2011 Vendy Awards and we were there to get a taste of the annual street vendor competition.
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The meat pupusa from Red Hook vendor Solber Pupusa--the winning food truck!
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Leave the gun, take the cannoli! It's well worth it!
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Taco from Korilla BBQ
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Souvlaki GR wins People's Taste award.
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The guys at Souvlaki GR
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The chicken Souvlaki pita was a big hit.
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Tacos, tacos, tacos!
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Taim falafel
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Falafel in pita
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Hungry for Korean BBQ tacos? Korilla's the place to go.
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It's no wonder Souvlaki GR won People's Taste
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Wooly's won for best dessert with their shaved ice, or "snow ice."
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The jerk chicken, oxtail and curry goat from Jamaican street vendor Sunrise Grill were surely some of the more interesting dishes at the Vendys.
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We got a chance to try the curry goat--spicy and delicious!
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A Vendy goer enjoys a dish from the Cinnamon Snail, a vegan food truck.
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Dishes from Korilla BBQ, winner of Rookie of the Year.
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The excellent Korean taco from Korilla BBQ.
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Falafel platter
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Tacos from the Taco Truck
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Maker's Mark cocktails
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Hungry event goers noshing on a delicious spread
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Paleta, anyone?
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Elote, Mexican-style corn on the cob with chili, from the Taco Truck, winner of Best of New Jersey
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The Vendys had an abundance of Brooklyn Lager, which lucky event attendees got to take home after the event was over.
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Judges included Gayle King, Colin Quinn, John T. Edge and Peter Hoffman.
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Gayle King and Colin Quinn listening to the street vendors present their dishes.
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The Vendy Awards showcases the best of street food but is also a fundraiser for the Street Vendor Project, a membership-based non-profit organization that stands up for vendors’ rights.
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The horchata, a cinnamon rice milk, was a refreshing treat from this food truck.
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The ladies of Solber Pupusa present their winning dishes.
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One of the owners of Eddie's Pizza in front of his truck.
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A maple bacon mini cupcake from the Cupcake Crew.
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A Vendy goer with a specialty Mister Softee cone.
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The "sweet savory" line at Mister Softee
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Happy Vendys, indeed!
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A potato chip and chocolate Mister Softee cone
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A Cheerio-covered Softee cone
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Sunny Anderson of the Food Network
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Sean Basinski of the Street Vendor Project
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The Kings of Falafel crew
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The Korilla BBQ food truck was all out of BBQ by the end of the day.
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The Korilla crew, winners of Rookie of the Year.
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Keeping it clean and green on Governors Island.
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