In a couple of ours our very own Shad will be starting his run leg for the Ironman 70.3. We're headed down to the Nard, broadcasting live, and picking out the best spots to cheer him on in Team "I Shad Myself". Make sure you tag us in any pics or footage you get of Shad @hitfmfnq
See you down there at Ironman Central in the HitFM Chill Zone. Shad should be crossing the finish line some time after lunch, so keep your eyes peeled!
1. The Courtyard
One of the newer spots on the Cairns bar scene, this place serves up american diner style food like hot dogs, burgers and fried chicken along with a big serve of sass and fun from the talented staff. Space is at a premium here, so get in as early as possible for prime position. We've heard they're opening opening at 10- too early for a bloody mary?
Rattle has always been one of our favourite spots to kick off the Ironman party, and with part of the renovations finished, the side bar has reopened JUST in time for Ironman. Pull up a leaner, grab a few jugs, and keep an eye out for Shad on his final leg!
3. The Vine Room
We have been waiting for a place like the Vine Room to open. A huge selection of wines, grazing platters, cubano sandwiches and a huge deck overlooking the water AND a bit of elevation from the Esplanade to give you a great view of the action
4. La Pizza
This has been a popular place over the years, and of course the name says it all, PIZZA! This year they've extended the dining area to further out on the footpath, so there are more chances to nab a table with a good street view.
5. Villa Romana
And just across the road, why not make a day of it! Villa open for brekkie, and serve food ALLLL day. Reserve a table for lunch and graze and sip allll day right through till dinner when town starts to light up with the emotion of the final finishers, then wander down at join the party on the Esplanade.