The Vendy Awards & New Amsterdam Market Present: International Meats Local
Sunday, May 6, 2012 from 12:30 PM to 2:30 PM (EDT)
New York, NY
The Vendy Awards and New Amsterdam Market proudly present the inaugural International Meats Local, New York’s first sustainable street meat event. The event will welcome back five of the Vendy’s most beloved vendors to participate in a unique and challenging experiment. Using humanely raised meats and other regionally sourced ingredients, vendors will reproduce their most iconic dishes. Featuring Solber Pupusas, Guadalupe’s Tamales, Eggstravaganza, A-Pou’s Taste and Veronica’s Kitchen, the tasting event will offer market-goers the chance to experience old favorites in a completely new and sustainable way. A true taste of New York, international flavors and local products will come together to promote the economic, environmental and nutritional benefits of food justice. This event is initiates a collaborative relationships between New Amsterdam Market, the Vendy Awards, and NYC Street Vendors.
Included in the price of a ticket is a hefty tasting portion from each of these vendors.
See newamsterdammarket.org for more information on this event!
When & Where
The Vendy Awards and New Amsterdam Market
About Vendy Awards and the Street Vendor Project: The Vendy Awards is a competition that identifies and celebrates NYC's best street food vendors, and a fundraiser to support the Street Vendor Project of the Urban Justice Center, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. The Street Vendor Project is a membership-based project with more than 1300 active vendor members who are working together to create a vendors’ movement for permanent change. We reach out to vendors in the streets and storage garages and teach them about their legal rights and responsibilities. We publish reports and file lawsuits to raise public awareness about vendors and the enormous contribution they make to our city.
About New Amsterdam Market: New Amsterdam Market is an economic development initiative founded in 2005. We support regional food systems, responsible sourcing, and the emerging economy of small businesses. We propose the Fulton Fish Market Tin Building and New Market Building --two landmarks of national significance-- be restored and dedicated as a new wholesale and retail market that will anchor the East River Esplanade as a premier destination for New Yorkers and visitors from around the world.