Ekka Strawberry Sundaes are coming to King Street | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Ekka Strawberry Sundaes are coming to King Street

We’re. Freaking. Out. Every true Brisbanite knows the soul-crushing agony of waiting for the Ekka – and it’s not for the dodgy rides, the crazy lines, or even (don’t hate us) the show bags. It’s for the strawberry sundaes. (Duh.) Creamy, fresh, and addictive AF, the Ekka’s famous gourmet ice cream is scooped into a cone over freshly diced strawberries, and topped in whipped cream. It’s literally heaven in a cone (which is our excuse when we’re shame-eating our way through the sixth one that day). So what if we told you that you didn’t have to white-knuckle your way through ‘til August for another taste? Here’s the scoop, sundae slaves: on Wednesday 12 April, Brisbane’s newest and most exciting foodie district yet, King Street, will be hosting the city’s first EVER strawberry sundae pop-up! Buckle up, unbuckle your belt, and get berry, berry excited – this is the real deal. It’s here for one night only, and you have to win a double pass to be involved. King Street Live will be dishing out 250 freebies of this pink, heaven-in-a-cone, so be sure to mark the crowning glory of the social season on your calendar and keep an eye out online for your chance to win (it’s like winning a golden ticket, except it’s pink and packed with strawberries). Yes. Please. Along with the binge-worthy pop-up, the restaurants at King Street will be giving sundae fans the royal treatment with their own strawberry-themed dishes and drinks. So if you haven’t had a chance to do the rounds yet of new Bowen Hill’s favourites like Sushi & Nori, Il Verde, Super Combo, The Lamb Shop and more – this is your window of strawberry opportunity. Sorry, diet – we have a feeling this’ll be the strawberry that breaks the camel’s back. …Worth it. Words by Samantha Chariton