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.