It’s looking all right to grab a bite tonight
THE rain gods have answered and Mindil is expected to deliver the biggest and best markets to date as well as an almighty food coma.
Fireworks, live entertainment and a new look are all part of what’s promising to be a great opening market after rain forced Thursday’s cancellation.
Food stalls, a huge traffic driver for the markets, now take up the whole beachfront walk.
All the favourites are back to tempt you with some new additions of Russian, octopus, French, Lush Ice popsicles and an indigenous bakery with more than 60 food stalls bringing a blend of international cuisines.
Michael Pikos’s Charcoal and Pickled Octopus promises fresh Tasmanian octopus with a Greek twist.
He said he would have about 300kg of octopus after selling out at Palmerston markets on Friday night.
“I sold out of 500 pieces so I’ll have more than that,” he said.
“I had people coming back for seconds to take home.”
Rush’n Hour owner Xenia Muzica is bringing a piece of Russia to Darwin with tradition pork and veal dumplings and borscht – a popular beetroot soup.
“I’ve had pretty good success in all my other events and people are now looking out for me,” she said.
The markets are on from 4pm to 9pm today and sunset is at 6.34pm.
Charcoal and Pickled Octopus’ Michael Pikos and Xenia Muzica from Rush'n Hour are ready for the first Sunday Mindil markets tonight