For the first year, the Vendy Awards will include a citizen judge to help choose the city's best street food. Joining Jacques Torres, Pichet Ong, and Zach Brooks, Mina Fasolo was chosen from a pool of people who bought early "recession special" tickets. The Queens resident is actually the granddaughter of a Sicilian immigrant who sold pizzas from a cart along the Harlem and East Rivers at one point. Stay tuned for another big Vendys judge announcement this week. And seriously, this event is going to sell-out, so buy tickets now.
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