Sweet music and cheap delicious kai

Monday 17 August 2020 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in Local

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Sweet music and cheap delicious kai
Alex and Kevin George, owners of the Foodbox takeaway at Vaimaanga. 20072306

GO LOCAL: Alex and Kevin George’s Foodbox diner in Vaiimanga is the only takeaway on the island that hosts a live band every Wednesday night from 6pm.

Isa and Noo’s live band draws a good crowd and has helped the business during these unprecedented times, says Alex who manages the place.

The Foodbox is also one of the few food outlets that chose not to close down during the Covid-19 preparedness programme.

“It was sad what had happened because of the coronavirus, but there has been some good too that has come out of it,” said Alex.

She buys fish from the local fishermen. Because of Covid-19, the prices of fresh fillets have dropped, “which has been good”, she said.

“We’ve hung in there, it is a lot quieter, but everyone’s going through the same thing,” Alex said.

“And we have our regulars that have kept us going. We are grateful and we appreciate their loyalty.”

Alex commends their small team of excellent staff, who are working on reduced hours.

“They’ve had our backs and we’ve got theirs. Especially during these times, Covid is something that we have never ever seen. We’ll hang in there for as long as we can.”

The couple have managed to keep pulling through and continue to open from 12 noon to 8pm Tuesday to Saturday. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

Foodbox has a great range of meals and specials such as their fish (two pieces) and chips deal for only $8, and mini sliders cost $10 for four.

The Foodbox is located at the Wigmore’s Superstore in Vaimaanga.