Last year, one of the best events I went to was the Vendy Awards. I wrote about it here, and you can see pictures here. Good food, good cause, good time. The Street Vendor Project, which runs the event, just announced that the 2006 Vendy Awards will be held on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the St. Marks Church-in-the-Bowery in NYC. Mark your calendars and buy your tickets now ($50 each)! And also, take a moment to nominate your favorite vendor cart — the Vendy finalists are chosen based on your votes.