Queens Food Cart Wins Big at Vendys; Berlin Falls

Sunday night was the high point of the year for aficionados of our fair city’s fairly delicious street food. That’s right, it was the 2nd Annual Vendy Awards, which names the city’s most outstanding food vendor. The winner was Samiul Haque Noor, who runs Sammy’s Halal in Queens, where, according to his nomination, “the secret spices in this man’s chicken … have the entire South Asian community of Jackson Heights lining up for more.” But anyone could tell you that. Over at Grub Street, Josh Ozersky checked in with the outgoing Mr. Vendor, Rolf Babiel of Hallo Berlin, who looked back on his year of service and regretted that the experience wasn’t a little more like being Miss Universe. (In context, it actually makes sense.) Take a walk down Grub Street for the whole story.

Last Year’s Vendy Winner Envies Miss Universe [Grub Street]