100708vanicecream.jpgThe Vendy committee just announced an additional category for this year's awards: Best Dessert Vendor. Unlike the Vendy Cup winner, which is chosen by a panel of judges, this special award will be a people's choice award, with attendees of the October 18th fundraiser at the Tobacco Warehouse making the ultimate decision for the sweetest truck around. The usual suspects make up the list of contenders: The Treats Truck (Kim Ima), Dessert Truck (Jerome Chang/Chris Chen), Van Leeuwen Ice Cream (Ben Van Leeuwen, pictured) and Wafels and Dinges (Thomas DeGeest). Tickets to the Vendy Awards are $80 and are available online. Proceeds benefit the Urban Justice Center Street Vendor Project.