Every year hardcore foodies enjoy some of the best of New York’s street food at the Vendy Awards. This award “ceremony” benefits the Non-Profit Street Vendor Project, which fights for New York City street vendors’ rights. This event is really cool because it’s basically a sidewalk chef cook-off battle. Some sweet awards will also be given out and the top vendors are chosen by public nominations. Not to mention, there will be beer and wine and a ton of awesome street food. This is one of the best events of the year so don’t miss out. The Vendy Awards will be held in Brooklyn at Industry City on September 7th. Tickets start at $95, but that gets you all you can eat and drink. If you want to splurge, and spend $145 you can get VIP status and get early entry to avoid the long lines. Give this event a try!