Category Archive: Awards
Here are all the SuperVegan blog posts categorized under Awards.
So I schlepped out to Williamsburg for the Vegan Buffalo Wing Eating Contest at Foodswings. I missed the first few minutes, but was still able to squeeze into the packed room. I don’t think I missed much–15 minutes is a long time to just watch people stuff face. The stereo was pumping, mostly jock-rock anthems, but also in the mix was Bob Marley’s Buffalo Soldier. This would have to be about the only forgivable context for playing that song in public.
Congratulations to winner Dan (17 wings!) and runners up Marc (15 wings!) and Corey (13.5 wings!). And congrats also to Freedom and the Foodswings team for pulling this off. Vegan New York needs more fun ridiculousness like this!
This Brooklyn guy loves his Tofurky!
Even though it’s nearly a week after Thanksgiving, I’m sure lots of us have Tofurky on the verge of molding in our fridge or cast away to a frost bitten future in the freezer. I don’t blame you. Who can eat the same campy Holiday loaf day after day? The irony gets lame when you wake up around 2PM on Sunday to eat your third Tofurky sandwich to recover from a long holiday weekend of binge drinking.
Well, I hope that the Tofurky sponsored Leftovers Contest will inspire you to create something great with the scant remnants of your holiday loaf. The grand prize is a bitchin’ new Apple 8GB iPhone!!! Plus, 5 Honorable Mention winners will receive Tofurky care packages that include: Custom embroidered Tofurky bowling shirt, Tofurky lunchbox, Tofurky Jurky, Tofurky baseball cap, coupons and more! Entry deadline is March 15, 2008.
Couch potatoes who prefer watching food production to getting busy in the kitchen should keep an eye out for the Discovery Channel program Modern Marvels, which will soon feature an in-depth look at how Tofurky Deli Slices are made. The episode is tentatively scheduled to air on December 18th, but check network listings as the date approaches to confirm.
I just can’t find this stuff appetizing, even when it’s vegan.
It’s yet another peta2 contest! This time they want to know the most veg-friendly college. The winning school will get a big peta2-sponsored party, and those who vote will have a chance to win a prize pack full of peta2 swag.
NYU was nominated, which I can’t say impresses me too much, unless things have really changed in the three years since I graduated. I mean, sure, NYU has those monthly vegan dinners, but I couldn’t even bring myself to eat that mass-produced cafeteria stuff on a monthly basis, let alone daily.
On the plus side, the neighborhood is overflowing with vegan options… but that’s hardly to NYU’s credit.
Anyway, place your votes here.
Update 11/20/06: And they’ve announced the winners!
I forget what category SuperVegan was nominated in, either best website or best blog. But it doesn’t matter, we didn’t win. The people have spoken, and their favorite blog (of those nominated) was Fatfree Vegan Kitchen and their favorite website was Happy Cow. Congrats to both winners. Those are both great sites, and totally deserving. And thanks to everyone who did cast a vote for SuperVegan–we owe you a Newman-O.
I’m super-proud that our dear home of New York City was voted “Favorite Veg-Friendly City” and Candle 79 won for “Favorite Veg Restaurant.” And the mayor of Vegan New York, Isa Chandra Moskowitz, was both the readers’ “Favorite Cookbook Author” and the editors’ “Personality of the Year” (not to be confused with the readers’ “Favorite Vegan Personality,” Natalie Portman, who’s also sort of from New York). The local media swept both ends of the spectrum, with Jane magazine dubbed “Veg-Friendly Mainstream Mag of the Year” and the New York Times getting a booby prize for that whole Nina Planck vegan-babies-will-surely-die bit. Way to go, NYC!
Some of the winners are a little suspect though. Let’s just say that if your favorite vegan cheese is Tofutti, you’ve got to get out more!
Check out the full list of readers’ choice winners and also the editors’ picks.
Congratulations to Thiru Kumar for winning the 2007 Vendy Cup for best street food! Thiru, arguably the friendliest man in New York City, runs the the NY Dosas street cart on the south side of Washington Square. All of his food is vegan and cheap. And now officially the best.
The official Vendy Awards website hasn’t been updated post-event yet, but check out coverage from Gothamist, the Daily News and NPR. Big thanks to reader Greta for letting us know about this.
Are there any other vegan street-food vendors in New York? I know you can always buy a stale pretzel, and maybe a falafel, but does anyone know of other stuff? (Greenmarkets don’t count.)