If you’re a better burger fryer than Spongebob, then head to the back streets of South Bank on July the 18th and 19th to join in the meaty fun at the inaugural Brisbane BBQ Festival. Avid grillers from all over are set to come together for just one weekend of BBQ goodness to celebrate their carnivorous passion hosted in foodie precinct, Wandering Cooks.
The ultimate sizzling session features food stalls, workshops and a marketplace stretching all the way from Cordelia to Merivale Street, up to the very hip Fish Lane.
Brisbane’s best BBQ produce can be purchased from renowned purveyors and you can practice your grasp on the burger flipper while picking up new tips from the pros at smoking, butchering and pickling masterclasses.
The Annual Low and Slow BBQ Tournament will take place, with eight of Australia’s most prominent BBQ teams. Bring a notepad for autographs folks! The teams will have 24-hours to prepare and serve slow cooked ribs, brisket, pork and chicken to a meat-expert judging panel and if you stick around to the end, you might get to share in a taste!
While lingering around for your free slow-cooked ribs, you can bop along to folk and hip hop music, with artists such as Mojo Webb and the Empresarios gracing the festival with their presence.
The Meat Sweats team will take you on a journey of sausage combinations and teach you how to perfect pulled pork in their master class. The group of mates were first place getters at the Jack Daniel’s World Championship Invitational, beating over 20 international teams. (It’s a real sport guys!)
But if you’re all about the eating and less about the cooking, the BBQ festival has you covered as well, with food trucks set up to provide top notch dishes. When the meat sweats hit, and you know they will, there will be plenty of pop-up bars on site to cool you down, providing some of the best locally brewed beers around.
Tickets are $15 and available here. Get in quick, ‘cause though the weekend may be ‘low and slow’ tickets go fast! Have a flamin’ great time.
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