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3 Local Food Spots Finalists for PETA's Youth Awards

OC-based food truck Seabirds is up for a Libby Award (Photo via the Seabirds website)
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Three area food spots--a cart, a truck, and a restaurant--have been named finalists for the 6th annual Libby Awards, given by the youth division of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA). The Libby Awards (short for "liberation") honor animal-friendly people and products. Here's who from the L.A. area are contenders, according to a release sent by PETA2:

Best West Coast Food Truck or Cart: Frankenstand Frankenstand bills itself as "frighteningly delicious" and offers great veggie dogs along with a fun and musical atmosphere that everyone will enjoy. Best West Coast Food Truck or Cart: Seabirds
Seabirds' vegan specialties include avocado tacos and French onion soup. Seabirds participated in The Great Food Truck Race on the Food Network.

Best Local Restaurant: The Veggie Grill
The still-expanding Veggie Grill currently has seven locations in Southern California that offer some of the best veggie burgers, vegan sandwiches, mac 'n' cheese, and desserts around.

29 Libby Awards in total will be given out this year. Voting ends December 23, so if you want to give a boost to one or all of these veggie or vegan local spots, you can vote online. Winners will be announced on January 17, 2012.

PETA2 explains: The winners will be chosen by peta2 based on equal consideration of three factors: the number of votes received, the quality of the animal-friendly product or the nominees' enthusiasm for being animal-friendly, and feedback from the nominees' fans.