Gallery: Scenes From New York's 2012 Vendy Awards

Vendy Awards 2012
Vendy Awards 2012
Let's get eating!
Mayhem & Stout
Mayhem & Stout
Braised short rib and brisket sandwiches with blueberry Sriracha and pickled Vidalia onions.
Uncle Gussy's Sampler Plate
Uncle Gussy's Sampler Plate
Pretty much every meat imaginable, grilled and served over rice, fries and salad.
Tortas Neza
Tortas Neza
A smaller version of their gigantic chicken torta with some tasty spicy peppers in between.
Baby Got Back Ribs
Baby Got Back Ribs
Falling off the bone ribs.
2012 Most Heroic Vendor
2012 Most Heroic Vendor
Sammy Kassem, winner of this year's Vendy Hero Award, served up chicken and lamb over rice.
Kelvin Slush
Kelvin Slush
2010 dessert winner, Kelvin Slush, was serving up some boozy slushes: sangria and Bellini.
Andy's Italian Ices
Andy's Italian Ices
With over 45 flavors available at the Vendys, it was quite difficult to pick.
Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food
Piaztlan Authentic Mexican Food
I "heart" Piaztlan, and so do we!
Parantha Alley
Parantha Alley
Fresh off the grill, these paranthas were stuffed with minced chicken.
Fun Buns
Fun Buns
Soft pillowy buns stuffed with pork belly, cilantro, pickled mustard greens, and crushed peanut sugar.
Phil's Steaks
Phil's Steaks
Philly cheesesteak with a nice layer of Cheez Whiz.
Pestle and Mortar
Pestle and Mortar
Will all the lobster shells attack us for eating their sweet meat?
Pestle and Mortar
Pestle and Mortar
Sweet lobster and shrimp ceviche with mango, fried wonton chip, and microgreen salad.
Lumpia Shack
Lumpia Shack
Filipino spring rolls stuffed with duck, topped with scallions and a ginger, garlic, and scallion sauce.
Chinese Mirch
Chinese Mirch
Veggie and meat Tibetan momos over a bed of noodles.
Monsieur Singh Lassi
Monsieur Singh Lassi
A mango lassi pop
La Bella Torte
La Bella Torte
A sampler plate of cannoli, peanut butter cookie, flourless chocolate torte, and chocolate salted caramel pie.
Hamza and Madina Halal Food
Hamza and Madina Halal Food
Got white sauce?
Vendy Awards 2012
Vendy Awards 2012
The Vendy Awards is also the time to catch up with other food loving people. Here: our very own Ed Levine, Zach Brooks of Midtown Lunch, and Food & Wine magazine restaurant editor Kate Krader chat over few sticks of lamb kebabs.
Vendy Awards 2012
Vendy Awards 2012
Queens expert Jeff Orlick was walking around with a plate of tortas from Tortas Neza, and our very own Erin Zimmer attempts to eat one.
Lion Dance
Lion Dance
The team from Chinese Mirch brought their own entertainment that included giant flags, drums and a lion dance.