Over the past couple of years, change has been sweeping through Bowen Hills, and it shows no signs of stopping any time soon. King Street continues to flourish as Brisbane's new foodie precinct, adding new eateries with frequency. A new boutique laneway is set to join the fold, complete with its own dining hub. And now a huge food truck hangout is about to pull up at the Ekka site as well.
As first announced last November, the new meals-on-wheels mecca is named Welcome to Bowen Hills — and no doubt you'll be making yourself most welcome indeed when it opens at 5pm on February 14. Making its home in the Dairy Hall and Sugar Building at the Brisbane Showgrounds Precinct, and designed to host a rotating array of Brissie's best food vans, it'll change its lineup daily. For those keen to drop by in the first few weeks, initial vendors include Mr Burger, King of the Wings, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, The Bratmobile, Mussel Brothers and Mac From Way Back, among a mouthwatering range of others.
Employing a concept that not only follows in the footsteps of Melbourne's Welcome to Thornbury, but is run by the exact same team, Welcome to Bowen Hills will also boast a permanent indoor bar slinging craft brews and cocktail jugs, called the Milk Bar, plus a separate boutique gin bar called Swill.
Find Welcome to Bowen Hills in the Dairy Hall and Sugar Building at the Brisbane Showgrounds Precinct, Bowen Hills from February 14, or visit the precinct's website and Facebook page for further details.