The Saint: Long lunch for Lithgow | Opinion

A GALA OPENING: Lorraine and Kat, the owners of The Blue Fox bar and kitchen, celebrate its official opening. Picture: BLAKE WILSON.
A GALA OPENING: Lorraine and Kat, the owners of The Blue Fox bar and kitchen, celebrate its official opening. Picture: BLAKE WILSON.

LET THE RACE BEGIN

So, the field has been declared and we now know our choices for next month’s council byelection. 

With only six candidates, the selection process should be much easier than the somewhat overwhelming field of 40 plus wannabes at the September poll. 

But while the choice may be easier, the overwhelming principle remains the same – make yourself aware of your chosen candidates’ credentials; motivations are a little more difficult to assess. 

THE LONG LUNCH

Lithgow is being spoilt for choice in the food stakes with our cafe society a growth industry. 

Locations where you can grab a quick (or not so quick) bite are continuing to pop up. 

Latest word on the street is that we’re about to be tempted by Caribbean food where once Eagle Boys and Bevy’s Bakery reigned supreme at the lower end of the CBD. 

Rumours are that a Mexican restaurant is also on the way. Then there is the Blue Fox just opened in the old Galloping Grape and the looming new role for the former Thai Budda. 

Ah, this giddy cosmopolitan lifestyle! 

CALCINATION? 

For a moment there we though something had crept under the radar of our ever-alert reporting team when we spotted an advertisement spruiking ‘Calcination; No flame cremation available at Lithgow’. 

Then the fine print kicked in – the service on offer was at Dade County, somewhere in the USA. 

So our Lithgow has a match in Trump territory? 

But, for trivia buffs, just where over there is Dade County and what is ‘Calcination’? 

Watch this column for the answer.