Melbourne Barbeque Festival – The Verdict

BBQ Fest

Since the Melbourne Barbeque Festival on Sunday I’ve been questioning whether or not I should write this post. For the most part, I don’t really like being overly negative about things on here. There have been restaurants/cafes/events that I’ve visited and haven’t liked at all, but unless I can find a small positive to come out of that experience and deliver a somewhat balanced post, I choose not to write about it. In this case I must admit I struggled to find a positive, and I’ve been a bit of a coward, waiting to see what others had to say about the event before I had my say, and to my surprise (or maybe I shouldn’t be surprised), the posts about this event have been few and far between, so I’m going to be a big girl and give you my thoughts.

For those of you that aren’t familiar with it, last Sunday ( 1 February 2015) was the inaugural Melbourne Barbeque Festival held at Queen Victoria Market. The idea of a southern American style barbeque festival right in the heart of Melbourne was naturally enough to send most of the foodies in this town into a spin. I mean who doesn’t love slow cooked ribs and beautifully tender brisket (unless you’re a vegetarian, sorry guys!)? The event was due to kick off at 10am, conclude at 10pm and included a BBQ cook off competition over lunch.

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February in Melbourne – What’s on?

Melbourne is a buzz with events and festivals this time of year, but all too often we find out about them at the last minute, or worse once they’ve finished up.

If you’re like me and love getting in and amongst all that Melbourne has to offer, here is my round up of what’s on in February. I’ve got you covered just about every day of the week.

Melbourne Barbeque Festival
BBQ Fest
All things southern American style BBQ – I’m talking smokers, ribs, smokers and more ribs. Hell yeah!

Sunday 1 February 2015
10am – 10pm
Queen Victoria Market
Free Event
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