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.