No one does paddock to plate like Bundaberg
CLEARLY the tectonic dinner plates have shifted.
Gone are the days you'd have to venture into Brisbane's financial district to find the best food offerings in Queensland.
It was either in the CBD or a handful of eat streets outside it, like swanky Hastings St in Noosa.
Indulge's win in the Good Food Guide's 2016 People's Choice award shows that regional eateries can cut it with the very best in the business.
But there's no secret to its success.
Owners Larry and Amanda Hinds have the right recipe - good coffee and a menu designed around seasonal local produce.
Never does the paddock-to-plate concept make as much sense as in a region like Bundaberg.
Sourcing local produce means lower costs, a reduced carbon footprint, better flavour and, most importantly, it's what the punters are hungry for.
Indulge's win shows that when it comes to eating you don't have to travel far at all.
It's another great reason to celebrate all that is Bundaberg.