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King of Falafel & Shawarma Wins at 2010 Vendy Awards

<p>Here's the food from the winner of the 2010 Vendy Cup winner: <a href="http://www.thekingfalafel.com/">The King of Falafel &amp; Shawarma</a>. The King can be found on 30th Street and Broadway in Astoria. They specialize in...falafel and shawarma.</p>


A delicious pork gyro from Souvlaki GR, 2010 Rookie of the Year Winner.

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Half of the ridiculous line for Kelvin Natural Slush Co., the 2010 Best Dessert Winner.

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<p>A member of The King of Falafel &amp; Shawarma team, winners of the 2010 Vendy Cup.</p>


<p>Best Dessert winner: Alex Rein of Kelvin Natural Slush Co.</p>


<p>Rookie of the Year: Kostas Plagos and Pavlos Sierros, Abby Sierros of Souvlaki GR (with NY1 anchor Pat Kiernan, MC for the awards).</p>



2010 Finalist, Schnitzel & Things and their huge platter of food.

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2010 Finalist, The Bistro Truck, serving up food with a Moraccan-Mediterranean influence.

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<p>2010 Finalist, Patacon Pisao, selling their delicious Venezuelan food on 202nd St btwn 9th and 10th Ave.</p>


<p>The colorful cart of 2010 Finalist El Rey de Sabor.</p>


<p>El Rey de Sabor, selling Mexican food and specializing in chalupas, has their flagship location on 60th St and 3rd Ave.</p>


2010 Rookie contender, A-Pou's Taste, selling Taiwanese pot stickers.

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<p>A-Pou's makes 3000 dumplings a day and is at three locations. Astor &amp; Lafayette, Broadway and Liberty St and 72nd &amp; Broadway.</p>


<p>Another contender in the rookie category, 99% Vegetarian. Also at Broadway and Liberty St in the FiDi. They're not 100% as they do have some chicken as well.</p>


A pulled pork shoulder sandwich from Mexicue.

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A rookie from across the river, The Cinnamon Snail. They specialize in organic vegan cuisine and pastries.

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<p>The Cinnamon Snail's uniforms included orange prison jumpsuits for those outside the cart and police uniforms for those inside the cart.</p>


A sampling of ice creams from the Big Gay Ice Cream Truck, a contender in the dessert category.

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The 8888 Uprising (mango, lemongrass and palm sugar sorbet topped with shredded coconut and lime zest) from Guerrilla Ice Cream (gourmet ice cream and toppings inspired by political movements).

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<p>The making of Yao's Dragon Beard Candy, located on Canal Street btwn Elizabeth and Mott. </p>


<p>A two thousand-year old tradition, the whispy threads that cocoon the coconut and peanuts inside. The solid sugar (right) is pulled and folded into the fine strands (dragon beard).</p>