Food trucks and stalls will line both sides of Beaufort Street, running from the apartments on the corner of 6th Avenue to 10th Avenue for the fourth year of the markets which will run every Monday from 6pm to 9.30pm, through to April 30.
Wendy's Jazz Bar which proved highly successful behind Mondo Butchers for the 2016 season will be expanded and will take a new space on 7th Avenue which will be closed off with seating and tables. Live music will again be a feature at Wendy's with four-piece instrumental band The Persuasion appearing on the opening night.
Beer Dudes will be back at Wendy's Jazz Bar. Picture supplied.
Beer Dudes will again have their travelling bar open, serving cocktails on the opening night and special events, along with beer and wine.
Over the season more than 70 vendors will participate in the markets.
New exhibitors for the launch this year include Fire Truck Italian with its decked-out fire engine; Chip n' Dip's food truck with it Belgium French fries with its special dipping sauces; Soul Cocina's pop up restaurant on wheels, serving Spanish and South American influenced dishes; What the Bao with its range of Asian fusion wrapped in soft bao buns; The Tapi Truck with its tapioca pancakes; and Sweet Treats with its desserts.
Other newcomers include Osaka Cuisine with its Japanese street food; Mary St. Bakery with its organic artisan breads and baked goods; Don't Have a Cow Ice Cream with its specialty vegan ice creams; Banana Leaf Filipino with its fusion of modern and authentic Filipino and Asian cuisine; The Habibs serving Lebanese Grill; Selera Malaysia with its Malaysian style food; Thee Shucker oyster shucker; The Herbivan vegan 100 per cent plant based food truck; and Just Chillin' with its Mex Tex food.
Inglewood on Beaufort Monday night markets, a perfect family night out. Picture supplied
The markets will be a combination of food trucks, marquees and bricks and mortar venues PAWS, Miss Kitty's Saloon and A Fish Called Inglewood. Other shops are expected to open on Monday evenings. As the weather warms up more seasonal vendors will attend.
Mr Garreffa said this year there will be more use of forecourts and grassed areas along the route for seating and tables. This will include the 9th Avenue Plaza which will be closed off to traffic. Amongst other vendors operating at the Plaza will be oyster shucker, Carl Maseyk from Thee Shucker.
What the Bao will be at the markets. Picture supplied