Thinking globally, living locally

A glorious collaboration of flavours expertly executed by the head chef Tayla and his crew

By Terase Davidson

I feel that we are all global citizens and we need to look farther than our own backyards. Because if we don’t look after our neighbours and the planet at large then it doesn’t matter how beautifully manicured and green our own backyards are, we are doomed by the state of the planet we share, and along with it the health and wellbeing of our fellow global citizens.

Recently the globally conscious crew at Main Street Burger Bar teamed up with non-for-profit clean-water pioneer Waves4Water (W4W) to host a fundraising night to bring likeminded folks in our community together.

‘The Byron Bay community is full of travellers and surfers alike. With such a broad reach as a nomadic community a little goes a long way. That’s why we wanted to bring together like-minded humans to help others access a commodity we can sometimes take for granted. Clean Water!’ said one of Main Street Burger Bar’s owners, Chris. ‘Waves For Water was developed with one mission in mind: get clean water to every single person who needs it. In developing countries clean water can be a game changer. Whether it’s for drinking, cooking, or basic sanitation, these filters help and you can too!’ explains Chris.

The AWA filter device is so simple and effective it can literally be hooked up to a bucket and hose and hey presto – clean and safe drinking water comes out! The team at Main Street Burger Bar and the Byron community raised a staggering $4,000 in just one night of good vibes! Bearing in mind that one small filter pack costs US$15 (the larger one with a hose is US$35) that means a lot of clean water that is now very achievable! 

To learn more about W4W head to

Okay, now back to burgers and what my faves are on the current menu! In my humble opinion you really can’t go past The Chookafella for $19, a stunning combo of Sriracha- and maple-glazed crispy-fried chicken, double-smoked bacon, double cheese, zucchini pickles, aioli, lettuce, and tomato! A glorious collaboration of flavours expertly executed by the head chef Tayla and his crew! Chefs are renowned for putting on a ‘special’ to test flavour combinations and gather feedback to make tweaks. So we tried the insanely spectacular special of Apple Pulled Pork for $19, glazed Pulled Pork, truffle aioli, beetroot relish. Note to chef Tayla: Dude, no tweaks needed, buddy! You’ve 100 per cent nailed this one.

Main Street Burger Bar. 18 Jonson Street, Byron Bay. Tel 6680 8832.
Open: 7 days a week – lunch and dinner
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Words and images by Terase Davidson:
Terase is the founder of Taste Byron Bay. 

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