Nashville Street Food Awards (& your chance to be a judge!)


2014 Nashville Street Food Awards

Saturday, August 30, 2014
11 am – 5 pm
Nashville Farmers’ Market
900 Rosa L. Parks Blvd
Nashville, TN 37208


It’s almost time again for the Nashville Street Food Awards! This year’s event will include more than 30 food trucks (click here to see full list) in a little friendly competition in the grassy outdoor area on the north side of the Nashville Farmers’ Market. Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase food from all participating trucks while listening to some great live music. In addition there will be activities for children and plenty of craft beer for the adults — fun for the whole family!

Then, of course, there is the competition. There will be voting opportunities for the People’s Choice Award (the crowd’s overall favorite), and a panel of judges sampling blind entries from the trucks in a variety of street food categories:

Best Taco
Best Between Bread
Best Smoked
Best Dessert
Best Hot Nashville
Best Vegetarian
Best Deep Fried
Best Drink
Best Yazoo
Best Goo Goo Cluster

The best overall performing food truck will win the honor of Best of the Best.

A couple of years ago I was lucky enough to be on the judging panel and stuffed myself silly on bbq, ‘hot’ and dessert dishes. Unfortunately last year I was out of town for the event, so I missed out on all the fun. But – this time I’ll be back again as a judge!


~ Contest Closed ~

And the winner is…..

#5 Hunter

Who wants to sit next to me on the judging panel??? That’s right, I’ve got a judging spot to give away!

Adventurous eaters are encouraged to enter, as you’ll be required to taste and judge entries from a couple of assigned categories, and you won’t find out which ones until you arrive on site that day. Our judging time will be from 2 – 3:30 pm, so make sure your calendar is clear for that time before you enter.

To enter, all you have to do is this:


1. Over the past year or two, SO MANY new food trucks have come on the scene here in Nashville. Unfortunately I haven’t yet had a chance to try a lot of them. To enter for your shot at a judging position, simply leave a comment telling me about the best food truck dish you’ve had in Nashville recently.

For up to 2 additional entries, you can do either or both of the following. Note: You must leave a separate comment for each optional entry.

2.  Follow me on Twitter (@betheats) and tweet “Want to be a judge at the Nashville Street Food Awards on 8/30?! @betheats is giving away a judging spot!”, then leave a comment telling me you’ve done so.

3.  Follow me on Instagram (betheats)* and come back and tell me you did so (or just tell me you already do if that’s the case.)


Contest ends on Friday, August 22nd at NOON CDT. Once the winner is chosen, I’ll make contact via email and post the name here on the blog. If they don’t respond within 48 hours, I’ll be forced to choose another, so be sure to check your email!


* In the future I’ll be doing more and more on Instagram, including Instagram-only giveaways, so best to follow me there and not miss out on anything!