Last month, we gave you the skinny on the 6th Annual Vendy Awards
, a day for New York City's best food trucks to go head-to-head in an all-you-can-eat throwdown. Well, the big moment is upon us -- taking place September 25th on Governor's Island -- and soon, we'll have a winner of the coveted Vendy Cup.
Back in August, only five 2010 finalists were announced -- El Rey Del Sabor, King of Falafel & Shwarma, Schnitzel and Things, Bistro Truck, Patacon Pisao (check back here
for the bios on those) -- and today, we bring you the just-announced finalists in the dessert category! Admittedly, our favorite.
Big Gay Ice Cream Truck
Previous finalists in both Dessert and Rookie categories last year, Bryan Petroff and Douglas Quint serve top-notch soft-serve that never ceases to surprise us. Their eccentric toppings range from wasabi dust to cocoa nibs, curried coconut to Trix cereal. Stop by their colorful truck at the corner of Broadway and 17th Street in Manhattan weekdays from around 2-9 pm, and follow them @biggayicecream
Jerome Chang's sweet-stocked truck is also a Dessert finalist from 2008. The decadent offerings (chocolate bread pudding, molten cake, brioche doughnut holes) are so good, he landed a permanent brick-and-mortar spot at 6 Clinton St., called DessertTruck Works. But you can still find the truck at the corner of St. Marks and 3rd Avenue Tuesdays through Sundays from 6-11 pm, and follow them @desserttruck