Taco Vendor Wins Coveted Vendy Award

September 28, 2009 by  
Filed under Weird Stuff

“A husband-and-wife duo from Brooklyn known for their delectable street tacos and peerless quesadillas were crowned the best vendors in the city Saturday.
Fernando and Yolanda Martinez‘s Country Boys cart won the highly coveted Vendy Award after sizzling and stirring their way to culinary perfection at the Queens Museum of Modern Art in Corona.”
Most New Yorkers only patronize street food vendors when commonsense takes a back seat to unrelenting hunger. I can’t remember the last time I was so hungry that I bought food from a street vendor.
I find it very surprising that there is actually an annual awards ceremony to celebrate the best in street vendor cuisine. Let’s face it most folks patronize food street vendors to satisfy their growling stomachs, and not to experience the best in the culinary arts.
But congratulations to Fernando and Yolanda Martinez, the next time I’m in the Big Apple I will eat one of their “peerless quesadillas.”