Eats & Beats – what we saw, heard and ate

Logan City Council and Visit Logan held its first Eats & Beats event yesterday at the Ikea forecourt and things got crazy busy. The event opened at 5:30pm and we arrived at 5:45pm, but look at how busy the place was already!

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By the time we left at 6:15pm, every food truck had snaking lines of hungry people curling and coursing every which way there was space.

Participating food trucks included:

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Fried Hoki with lemon and tartare sauce. AUD$5

I made the mistake of picking something quick and easy – and came away with a battered Hoki fillet that looked a tad too yellow for my liking. The batter was oily and not even the squeeze of lemon helped cut through its slickness. It was a pity, since their whiting fritter looked much more appetising.

Eats & BeatsOn the other hand, Vira Lata Food Truck caught the SO’s eye and can you blame him? Check out their menu offering.

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Boi Bêbedo (Drunk Bull). AUD$10

The SO ordered the Boi Bêbedo (Drunk Bull), which was pulled wagyu brisket braised for 6 hours in Green Beacon‘s Amber Ale, red cheddar, McClures pickles, Vira Lata’s guava ketchup and mustard on a fresh baguette. He wasn’t keen on the baguette, which was soft and soaked all the sauce like a thirsty drunk, but the brisket was everything he had hoped for – juicy, moist silky threads of beef that made every bite a shiver of pleasure.

Eats & BeatsWord on the street is that the next Eats & Beats event will be in April, so follow the Visit Logan Facebook page to keep tabs on when that announcement comes out.