Gladstone needs more variety in eating out options
YOU know Gladstone's on to a good thing when you have more Indian restaurants than taxis.
By definition it's the town that has more of what we want, instead of what we need.
Don't get me wrong: I love curry. After a long day in the office a medium chicken madras and garlic naan will call my name.
But with six restaurants to choose from, I'm spoilt for choice. It's a bit like jewellery stores at Kin Kora mall. Do we really need that many?
Don't even get me started on fast food outlets. We ask for a Maccas, now we have three.
Asian food? Check out Tank St Pizza near the night owl centre? Say no more.
I can't even cook something from scratch on the weekends because by the time I get out of work, every supermarket is closed.
Instead I'm found loitering around the only reasonably healthy fast food outlets that are still open. And trust me, there are not many.
What Gladstone retailers need is more variety.
Yes we need an authentic dumpling house, a sushi train, pie shop, cake bar, soup van or a kebab stand.
I want to eat tacos and drink frozen margaritas on a long wooden table in a courtyard wearing oversized sombreros.
I want to eat pizza from dough made from scratch in the back of a restaurant, cooked in a wood fire oven and topped with fresh basil.
And I want to do it at 2am on a Wednesday night.
Or if that's too much for you Gladstone, what about 8pm on a Saturday or Sunday night?
What takeaway option would you like in Gladstone?
This poll ended on 20 June 2013.
This is not a scientific poll. The results reflect only the opinions of those who chose to participate.