Seafood and eat it at the Caxton Street Festival this weekend | The Gourmand & Gourmet

Seafood and eat it at the Caxton Street Festival this weekend

Some people get excited about music line ups, we get excited about food line ups – and let us tell you, the Caxton Street Festival’s food program for 2016 is one that has us jumping up and down like a tween who just heard Selena Gomez is coming to town. While some might be clearing their diaries on Sunday, October 2nd for the likes of Last Dinosaurs, Elizabeth Rose, Urthboy and Stonefield, we’ll be dashing through the gates at 12pm to get our hands on everything from fish tacos to loaded fries. Taking over Caxton Street for the 22nd year, the Caxton Street Festival has plenty of new faces this year, with newcomers like GreenHill and Fritzenberger opening just in time to meet the masses, and Ginger’s Diner and Hank’s Burgers joining old hats like Gambaro, Black Hide, Brewski and The Caxton Hotel. If you’ve got fond memories of chowing down on salt and pepper squid and fresh prawns at the festival in years past, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of seafood for you. Gambaro with be putting on a street side BBQ of garlic prawns, squid and grilled mahi as well as dishing up their new spring menu inside, while The Caxton Hotel will be shucking oysters fresher than DNCE’s latest hit. caxton-street-festival-2For those who just want a good feed to with their ice cold beer from Newstead Brewing Co or classy glass of vino from Sirromet, the gourmet street eats menu has you covered. Meat your match in Black Hide’s Italian meatball panini and BBQ beef short ribs, spice things up with Hotel LA’s blackened Cajun spiced chicken skewers and Fritzenbergers pork spit roast. If you don’t want to be just a part of the crowd, book a table at one of the participating bars and restaurants (check them out here), and enjoy the vibes without the struggle of having to juggle a beer in one hand and a plate of Gnocchi Gnocchi Brother’s gnocchi in mushroom and truffle sauce in the other. Have we got you drooling yet? Check out the full food program here, and grab your tickets for $35 + booking fee from the Caxton Street Festival website! Words by Ranyhyn Akui