September 17, 2012

Vendy's 2012 - The Year's Single Greatest Collection of NYC Street Food

So once a year, the best street food vendors from New York City, as nominated by the people, congregate for a day of feasting, imbibing, and general foodie merriment.  The festival takes place on the beautiful Governors Island, which is just a 5 minute, complimentary ferry ride off the southern tip of Manhattan.  Food trucks, carts, and street vendors set up in an open field and represent nearly every corner of the globe.  This was the biggest Vendy Awards yet, and there were over 20 vendor's on site.  Check out the pictures of almost everything we ate (and we ate almost everything) after the jump.

Baby Got Back Ribs
Sweet bbq rib, 21 spice dry rub rib, jalapeno cornbread, and apple cabbage slaw

Mayhem & Stout
Braised short rib and brisket with blueberry sriracha and pickled vidalia onions (left)
Braised pork shoulder with asian bbq sauce and spicy slaw (right)

Pestle and Mortar
Lobster and shrimp ceviche with mango, microgreens, and a fried wonton chip 

Piaztlan Authentic Mexican
(Left, Top, Right) Al Pastor, Carne Asada, and Goat tacos

Fun Buns
Taiwanese style pork belly with cilantro, pickled mustard greens, and crushed peanut sugar 

Chinese Mirch
Veggie and meat dumplings over sesame noodles

Parantha Alley
Keema (minced chicken) stuffed roti bread with cucumber spiced yogurt, cilantro chutney, and radish relish

Tortas Neza
(Left, Top, Right) Gordita with chicharron (fried pork skin) and fresh queso, chicken milanesa torta with spicy peppers, pork carnitas torta with quesillo

Xin Jiang Prosperity Kebabs
Chicken, steak, and lamb kebabs
Lumpia Shack
Filipino style spring rolls done three ways, including with duck

Uncle Gussy's
Sampler of chicken and lamb over rice with salad and fries

Hamza and Madina Halal
Chicken, lamb, and falafel over rice

Cinnamon Snail
Fig pancake with pine nut butter and blood orange syrup, white macadamia nut twinkie, bourbon vanilla donut 

Dirty mint chip ice cream with double chocolate sea salt cookie (left)
Bushmills honey whiskey candied bacon ice cream with chocolate chip cookie (right)
Edible napkin (both)

Aji de gallina - spicy chicken, eggs, and potatoes

Phil's Steaks
Philly cheese steak whiz wit'
Melt Bakery
Red velvet ice cream sandwich

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