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By Sarah Ward
June 18, 2021
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By Sarah Ward
June 18, 2021
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Who doesn't love a barbecue? Whether you're a low-and-slow convert or you're fine with throwing snags on the barbie, it's one of Australia's favourite styles of food preparation. And, in Brisbane across the weekend of Saturday, June 26–Sunday, June 27, there's even a festival to prove it.

For those two days, Brisbane Showgrounds will be engulfed in the kind of smoky, spicy taste sensations that can only come from taking your time to lock in as much goodness as possible — and with every other type of barbecuing you can imagine, too. Following on from sold-out fests in previous years, 2021's Brisbane BBQ Festival will once again see a convoy of food trucks and stalls converge upon Bowen Hills to prove their culinary patience. Many of them will be starting up their ovens long before their doors open, and you'll get to devour the long-simmering rewards.

Between sampling from the likes of Black Iron Smokers, The BBQ Roadshow and Ze German Sausage, you'll also watch teams of professionals battle it out to be crowned the barbecue champions. Or, sip frosty bevs at pop-up bars, listen to live tunes, and browse the marketplace for barbecue-related products to help you whip up a storm at home.

Also, it's best to take some very obvious but important advice: arrive hungry.

Erik Mclean

 

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