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Boston Beats New York in Food Truck Throwdown

The first food truck competition between the rival cities took place Saturday. It drew 10,000 people to downtown Boston.

The Boston-New York sports rivalries have tilted a bit recently toward our obnoxious neighbor down I-95.

So what? On Saturday, Boston won where it counts: The Food Truck Throwdown.

The daylong competition pitted seven food trucks from Boston against seven food trucks from New York City as contestants vied for the title of Best Food Truck. The idea for the event came from Sara Ross, owner of Kickass Cupcakes, and was supported from the city of Boston, Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, and the Boston food truck community. Ross gives a recap of the competition in this Herald video.

Boston Contenders included: Bon MeKickass CupcakesLobsta LoveMei Mei Street KitchenRoxy’s Grilled CheeseStaff Meal and Cookie Monstah.

Bon Me, Kickass Cupcakes, Staff Meal, Roxy's, Lobsta Love frequent the SoWA open market in the South End each week. 

NYC was represented by Bian DangBig D’s GrubFishing ShrimpMike ‘N Willie’sThe Munchie MobileNuchas and Wafels & Dinges.

The festival took place in Dewey Square (most recently made famous as the site of the Occupy Boston protests.)

Boston won overall, which maybe isn't surprising considering it was a home game for the Boston trucks.

Zagat's has the scoop on which trucks won individual categories like "Best Savory Item" and "Best Sandwich."

For a schedule of where to find food trucks in Boston, consult this handy list/map from the city.

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