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Published April 11th 2017
Feast to your taste & easy evening picnic
Dine Down Town markets at St Luke's Anglican Church.
Discover Toowoomba's latest market, the Dine Down Town Markets at St Luke's Anglican Church. Even though the nights are getting chillier, you can still get cosy on a picnic blanket on the grass. If you are looking for something different to do on a Friday night with your friends before you get into the evening, this is for you.
The woollen blankets were the most popular way to relax and unwind with food selections from this unique market dining experience. There was no shortage of choices. Let the aromas guide you. Zilmar's Authentic Indian Cuisine: Mango Lassi $4, veggie fritters for 50c, not the usual - delicious curry puffs $3, vegan dahl, lamb curry. Flaming Good: pulled pork, roast lamb, beer brisket on a bun or corn chips, $10; woodfired gourmet roasts. St Luke's Sausage Sizzle allured noses for $2.50. Rawa's: sweet potato fries, nachos, healthy burgers and salads.
Add to that, Hot Slice Woodfired Pizza: all your favourite traditionals in five minutes. Ich Bin Ein Bratwurst: gourmet German sausage, get your brats here. Baked potatoes stuffed with fillings. Prudence's Pantry: Ploughman's Platter for the hearty appetite, Bunya Cheese, pepperoni, pickle, Vintage Cheddar, Kalamata Olives, fruit paste, two relishes on a stone-baked roll. Healthful Habits: beef nachos, Pho Bo Vietnamese Aromatic Broth.
Let Steam Scene cater to your sweet whims with waffles smothered with vanilla ice cream and cinnamon.
Dessert fancies: Russian Fudge & Coconut Ice, Robbo's Donuts, Wicked Nic's cakes, Poffertjes, cold drinks, Steam Scene: waffles, other sweets and sweet cold drinks. Plus a coffee van and locally made soft drinks and juices.
Children played on a blanket with the big toys provided. Live music was rock and country rock with acoustic guitar accompaniment. Couples and families took it easy on the lawn.
St Luke's Anglican Church invited the crowd to come in and admire the stained glass windows and golden eagle in the lowering sun before dinner. A spot of prayer perhaps? Because the building is historic, there is an operative bell tower. A war memorial plaque honours those who fought and died in the world wars. Meditation on the scriptures is encouraged for those who choose to walk the labyrinth on the east side of the church.
Healthy, wicked or filling fare at St Luke's Anglican Church, Dine Down Town markets.
The Dine Down Town markets, for just $2 entry. Choose from food that caters to a variety of appetites and tastes. It's well worth heading downtown on 5 May 2017 for the next one. Rug up together for family love and a feast with a difference. The winter markets will be on the second Fridays on 9 June and 14 July.
Admire the golden eagle and stained glass windows in the pulpit.