12.9 C
Byron Shire
April 19, 2021

Pizza in the big backyard 

Latest News

Hanging points

Jo Faith, Newtown Many thanks to The Echo for printing ex-magistrate David Heilpern’s remarkable article articulating the ongoing tragic situation surrounding...

Other News

Disguised junk mail

A Sinclair, Mullumbimby Does anyone know who is responsible for the thinly disguised bundles of junk mail that are now...

Tweed council adopts Jack Evans Boat Harbour plan

The Tweed Shire Council has announced that they have adopted the Plan of Management for the Jack Evans Boat Harbour precinct.

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

DPI has an eye on Lismore’s yellow crazy ants

The yellow crazy ant (Anoplolepis gracilipes) is a species of ant, originally from Southeast Asia, that has been accidentally introduced to numerous places in the world – including Lismore.

Poor Council drains

Kate Anderson, Mullumbimby In response to and support of Kerry Gray’s and Robin Gracie’s letters Echo 31 March). The McGoughans Lane...

The ghost in the archives #3: Sexism, legal discrimination and ‘the game of bastadry’

The ghost in the archives #3 – In which a former Echo drudge dives into the crypt and comes up covered in dusty memories.

Mt Chincogan behind the Leagues field and the pizzas!

By S Haslam

One of the great options when you live in a ‘country town’ like Mullumbimby, as opposed to the big smoke, is that you can get outside and enjoy the space, dining outside as the weather warms up. With the wood-fired pizza night every Saturday night at the Leagues Club, you can enjoy top-quality wood-fired pizza, and a glass of wine or a beer, while the kids range around safely on the playground (great for the little kids), or the sportsfields for those with more energy. The bigger kids can even vanish down to the river.

What’s more, there is the spectacular sunset backdrop of Mt Chincogan. As the view of Chincogan from more Mullum backyards becomes obscured by their neighbours’ granny flats, the Leagues Club seems like a great communal backyard, but one where you don’t need to cook. It’s only going to get nicer here on Saturday nights as the evenings warm up.

All the pizza magic is taken care of by Zohar Flantz and the crew from Luscious Foods, with years of experience making fine wood-fired pizzas in their oven in the Byron Arts & Industry Estate. Last weekend we tried the vegan special, which for a small extra fee came on a delicious gluten-free base (because we’re from Mullum), but there were plenty of options for meat lovers too.

Zohar also takes his operation to the Ocean Shores Community Centre on Tuesday and Fridays 5–8pm for takeaway pizzas.

The mobile pizza makers are even prepared to bend their principles to make a traditional Aussie ‘ham and pineapple’ if you ask nicely. Funnily enough, our children, raised on the area’s top-notch pizzas, seem to opt for margarita, which got the thumbs up, spurning the Hawaiian that was all the rage when we were kids. Times change, but a simple family dinner outside is always fun.

Mullumbimby Leagues Club wood-fired pizza every Sat 5–8pm (fully licensed)
Ocean Shores Community Centre: Tues & Fri 5–8pm
Phone orders: 0487 673 516.

Support The Echo

Keeping the community together and the community voice loud and clear is what The Echo is about. More than ever we need your help to keep this voice alive and thriving in the community.

Like all businesses we are struggling to keep food on the table of all our local and hard working journalists, artists, sales, delivery and drudges who keep the news coming out to you both in the newspaper and online. If you can spare a few dollars a week – or maybe more – we would appreciate all the support you are able to give to keep the voice of independent, local journalism alive.


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Remembering Peter Warner

Ballina's legendary man of the sea Peter Warner died doing what he loved best, sailing, during an attempted crossing of the Ballina Bar in rough conditions last week. He was ninety years old.

MardiGrass is on and Nimbin is ready to roll

The recent cancellation of Bluesfest sent a shiver up the spine of MardiGrass host Michael Balderstone, as visions of the same fate awaiting the annual protest at Nimbin came too close for comfort.

Head-on crash car traveling in wrong direction

Police say that two men are in hospital after an accident on the M1 overnight, when emergency services responded to reports of a crash involving two cars near Clothiers Creek

Housing crisis and Council

Avital Sheffer, Mullumbimby Population growth in this Shire is inevitable like it or not. Those who are being pushed out by the unfolding housing tragedy are...