NYC - 2010 Vendys: Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck made its second Vendy appearance as one of the five finalists in the Dessert Category of the 2010 Vendy Awards, following up the dual nomination in the Dessert and Rookie Categories in 2009. Bryan Petroff & Douglas Quint serve their high quality soft-serve ice cream with eclectic, ever-changing toppings out of vamped up Mister Softee truck all around the city.
The 6th Annual Vendy Awards were held on September 25, 2010 on Governor's Island. Called "the Oscars of food for the real New York" by Chef Mario Batali, the Vendy Awards are New York City's annual competition for the title of Best Street Food Vendor, and a fundraiser to support the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center. The Vendy Awards are given out in three categories at festival which doubles as an all-day cook-off between the best sidewalk chefs in the City.
A panel of judges awards one of five finalists the Vendy Cup and title of Vendy Award Winner, an honor that went to the King of Falafel and Shawarma. Vendy attendees vote to choose the People's Taste Award winner from the finalists, an honor that also went to the King of Falafel and Shawarma. Audience vote also determines the winners in the Dessert Category, an honor that went to Kelvin Natural Slush Co, and in the Rookie Category, which went to Souvlaki GR.