Governors Island Travel Guide
New York City food truck fiends (ah hem, like us) won't want to miss the sixth annual Vendy Awards, the Oscars of the street food scene, on September 25 at Governors Island. But like the Oscars, it'll cost you to attend: only $500 and $1,000 packages remain, though you can get on a wait list for $175 tickets.
Vendy finalists, who are chosen by public vote, square off in a competition for the coveted Silver Vendy Cup. The nominees include Bistro Truck, which serves Moroccan fare; El Rey del Sabor, a Mexican vendor; two-time nominee The King of Falafel and Shawarma, which dishes out Middle Eastern eats; Patacon Pisao, the city's first Venezuelan truck; and Schnitzel & Things, an Austrian peddler that was the 2009 Rookie of the Year.
The Parked event in May drew more than 3,000 famished followers, who gorged on brick-oven pizza, dumplings, German soul food, Vietnamese barbecue, ice cream, cup cakes and key lime pie. Organizers say that 8,000 to 10,000 are expected to turn up at Colonel's Row on Governors Island for the event.