Local restaurant to have pop-up eatery at party

INSPIRED by the street festivals synonymous with cosmopolitan capitals, Adrian Connors is changing the way Mackay eats.

The restaurateur and chef at BURP eatery will bring in two thousand milk crates for a pop-up restaurant at the Twilight Street Party next Saturday, August 16.

"It's something different, there are big things happening in the City Heart over the next 12 months," he said. "We wanted to work with council and the organisers and do something fun and exciting."

The passionate foodie said the undertaking was a big effort, but had been received well and embraced by event organisers.

"We had to apply for extended licenses, but we had a lot of help from the licensing division as well as council," Mr Connors said.

His restaurant BURP will serve a variety of canapés in their pop-up restaurant.

"We are hoping to have a sort of live seafood bar, with oysters, clams and prawns," he said. "We will also have a pop-up bar going."

Mr Connors said he had plenty of enquiries from people wanting to book a milk crate table, but it will operate on a first come, first serve basis.

The Twilight Street Party will run from 4pm-8pm in the City Centre.

"It's another great event to get people out and enjoying living in Mackay," Mr Connors said.

As well as food, drink and music for the adults, there will be an outdoor movie screening and a craft zone for children.

The public artwork earmarked for the roundabout on Wood and Victoria streets will also be announced at the family-friendly free event.


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