Eighth-Annual Vendy Awards

by Julie Besonen, 09/18/2012

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  • Tortas Neza
    Roosevelt Avenue and 111th Street, Corona, Queens
    The man likes soccer. Proprietor Galdino Molinero named his 19 varieties of tortas (Mexican sandwiches) after Mexican fútbol clubs, and if there's a game on, you can bet it's being telecast on the mini flat-screen TV attached to the refrigerator inside his food truck. The man also has knife skills. Watch this former catering cook expertly slice up an onion for the Torta Tuzos Pechuga, a colossal layering of steak, onion, cheese, avocado, lettuce, tomato and schmear of refried beans. Pork lovers should go for the Monarcas, crunchy fried bits of pork, tender pulled pork and shredded cheese layered with jalapeños and avocado in a squishable bun. Molinero previously had a brick-and-mortar Tortas Neza store in Woodside, but now sells solely from his silver-chrome truck, parked just a few blocks from Citi Field. For more information, see the Tortas Neza video at foodcurated.com

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