Nominees announced for 2012 Philly Vendy Awards

    And the nominees are. . . tacos, barbecue, arepas, cupcakes and more.

    The Vendy Awards are back for another year, and 12 Philly food truck owners are competing for the top prize.

    They’ll have a cook-off July 28 in West Philly when a series of judges will decide the who gets the Vendy Cup. The trucks were chosen through a public nomination process that ended last month.

    Some of last year’s competitors are back, including the 2011 Vendy dessert winner, Sweet Box. Many familiar faces will judge, including cheesesteak king Tony Luke and Lari Robling of WHYY’s FIT series.

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