Name of business: Yumtown
Chef/Owner(s): Elaine Belmont & Andrew Tantisunthorn
Where are you from: Elaine is from Huntsville, Alabama and Andrew is from Washington, D.C.
What kind of food do you serve?: We serve a locally sourced seasonal menu influenced by Southern, Mexican and Asian cuisines.
Tell us something about you or your business that you want the world to know: The art of cooking is our means of connecting to the community. Our food enables a conversation between the growers and crafts people who supply our ingredients and the customers who enjoy them.
Why do you deserve to win the Vendy Award?: Our menu is small but our skills and our ideas are broad and exciting. we offer enticing meals and coupled with our commitment to fair food and farming, we help create a new normal for what people can expect from a food truck.
The 2012 Vendys are set for Saturday, July 28, 2012, 3:00-7:00 p.m. at The Lot @ 39th and Market. Tickets for the Philadelphia Vendys, which is all-you-can-eat and includes beer, can be purchased at http://phillyvendys2012.eventbrite.com for $55 in advance and $60 day of event.