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Word on the street: foodie news

Hola, autumn!

In celebration of the new season, we bring news of Mexican pop-ups, new Lebanese eateries, tropical sips, and FREE burgers.

Last Friday marked the opening of La Mexicana, a margarita-fuelled Mexican pop-up in Howard Smith Wharves’ Citrus House. Taking inspiration from his food adventures through LA and Mexico, chef Louis Tikaram’s curated menu of eats includes lamb barbacoa, kingfish aguachile, street corn, and an A1 guac–all to be washed down with an impressive selection of tequilas and mezcals. Hurry–this won’t be around forever… 

The eye-grabbing West Village is set to expand in 2021, with a range of dining and retail sites to begin trade over the coming months. The first cab off the rank, Beirut Bazaar, will open in late March in the iconic Peters Ice Cream Factory, with a flavour-packed Lebanese menu and cocktail list curated by Nineteen at The Star. Stay tuned, foodies! 

Four Pillars gin and QT hotels are teaming up for an exclusive new sip… Introducing Ordered Chaos. Taste the gin for yourself at any of QT hotels across the country or pick up a bottle online, and enjoy notes of coconut, almond, and bamboo. 

Burger Urge has just dropped its brand new Flex Menua fully-customizable range of plant-based burgers for vegos, vegans, carnivores and flexitarians to enjoy! To celebrate the inclusive (and darn tasty) new menu, Burger Urge will be slinging FREE plant-based burgers at selected locations this Saturday, March 6–head here for more info! 

Thanks, we’re done flexing now. 

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Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- The gourmand who ships guac and margs.