Nicole Taylor previews the upcoming Vendy Awards on this week's edition of Hot Grease. Helena Tubis, Managing Director of The Vendy Awards, stops by to share a little bit of Vendy history and the Street Vendor Project. Food writer Siobhan Wallace joins Nicole and Helena to talk about her catalogue of wonderful street food stories recipes in her book, New York a la Cart. Christine Chebli of NYC's Toum Food Truck talks about the explosion of high quality street food in the city, and how her truck presents authentic Lebanese fare. Later, Nicole talks wtih Ron Gault and Charlayne Hunter-Gault about their line of South African wines, Passages Wines. Find out what bottles Ron and Charlayne are showcasing at Vintage Harlem! Learn about Charlayne's storied past in journalism, and how she's been a leader since her historic entrance at the University of Georgia! This program has been sponsored by Whole Foods. Thanks to The California Honeydrops for today's music.

"Street vendors are the first line of small businesses. It's a common language all around the world. And in New York, we live in the streets, so we eat on the streets." [18:20]

-- Helena Tubis on Hot Grease