A Day For Dad's
Sep
2
12:00 PM12:00

A Day For Dad's

Focusing on a family style of service and feasts of epic proportions, Fathers Day is always a big day for us here at Bluebonnet. With Meat, and Whisk(e)y, and Frothy Ales aplenty, we've become a staple for folks everywhere wanting to show that special guy in our lives how much they mean to us.

 

This year is going to be extra special for us as it will be the first Fathers Day that we throw at Bluebonnet Brunswick East. So we invite you not only to come and Dad's everywhere, but also the opening of our brand new home.

 

The set menu is $65 per person, kids under 10 eat free, and will include a feast for the family, encompassing all the low and slow meats and sides you've come to expect, and the Father figure in your families first beer on us.

 

Cheers,

 

The Bluebonnet Family

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BLUEBONNET LAUNCH PARTY
Aug
31
to Sep 1

BLUEBONNET LAUNCH PARTY

Ladies and Gentlemen, the time has finally come.

Bluebonnet is opening it's doors in Brunswick East and Terlikar & Co are cordially inviting you to celebrate the end of a long and arduous hiatus.

With reservations filling up for our dinner sitting prior to kick off, you can still come down after 8:00pm for a bonanza of booze, food and tunes, the latter brought to you by our rambunctious yet endearing friends, The Drunken Poachers. 

On arrival all guests will receive a concoction brought to you by our Bar Manager, Nathaniel White, "A Death in Fitzroy", to make sure you start festivities with us the right way. Canapés will be floating around for those in need of a bite to eat, and drink specials will flow freely, brought to you by our wonderful sponsors.

Come one, come all, come hungry, and excited. Let us dance till the early hours and celebrate all that we have achieved.

Cheers!!!

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Good Beer Week, and Fixation Brewing Present: Where The Wild Things Char III
May
14
5:00 PM17:00

Good Beer Week, and Fixation Brewing Present: Where The Wild Things Char III

Where The Wild Things Char will showcase Bluebonnet Barbecues head chef and owner, Chris Terlikar's ability to work with native ingredients, including hops, to create an environment where our favourite beer is matched to expand the palate, mind and imagination.

The event will feature both chef and speakers from Fixation Brewing in a sit down event with multiple courses.

Rare ingredients and limited release beers will be the focus of a once in a lifetime event

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Mothers Day at Bluebonnet BBQ
May
13
12:00 PM12:00

Mothers Day at Bluebonnet BBQ

It's that time of year again where we show the Mothers in our lives how wonderful they truly are.

To celebrate, bring her in for a feast she'll never forget, $45 a head, with dessert, and a glass of sparkling on arrival for that special lady. 

Bookings essential.

HURRAY FOR MUMS!!!!

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Boogie Boogie Party Party!
Mar
30
to Apr 1

Boogie Boogie Party Party!

Bluebonnet BBQ brings it's Texan style delicacies back to the best damn party there is, Boogie 12, at Our Friends Farm, Tallarook. 

This easter long weekend you can expect bands, beers, boogieing, box wars, bands, and brisket, of course, satiating your hedonistic needs for months to come, or at least until New Years Evie. 

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Yak Ales BBQ FESTIVAL
Feb
4
11:00 AM11:00

Yak Ales BBQ FESTIVAL

BLUEBONNET RETURNING IN 2018!

The Yak Ales Barbecue Festival returns to Flemington Racecourse in 2018. Featuring 4-time world barbecue champion Myron Mixon, 3-time world barbecue champion John David Wheeler of Memphis Barbecue Company, Mike Johnson and Christina Fitzgerald of Sugarfire Smoke House, St Louis.

Held over two days and filled with mouth-watering barbecue from local and international pitmasters, the festival also includes barbecue cooking and butchery demos, a barbecue cook-off sanctioned by the Kansas City Barbecue Society (KCBS), the world’s largest organisation of barbecue enthusiasts, bands and more.

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ALL YOU CAN MEAT
Jan
26
to Jan 27

ALL YOU CAN MEAT

SURPRISE!!!

For two days only All You Can Meat is back.

Friday the 26th and Saturday the 27th, thats right the next two days, Bluebonnet Barbecue will be host to absolute MEAT and MAYHEM.

$55 per person.

Doors at 6:00pm.

Bookings Essential.

Do the long weekend right.

 

 

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Welcome To Thornbury: MIMOSA FEST
Jan
13
to Jan 15

Welcome To Thornbury: MIMOSA FEST

  • Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote VIC 3070 Melbourne Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bluebonnet Barbecue is joining a fierce lineup at Welcome To Thornbury for a weekend of Smoked Meat and Bottomless Mimosas.

Licensed for over 700 people, Welcome to Thornbury is – and always has been – an icon of the area, functioning as a car manufacturing factory for much of the 20th century, and now, as the second largest beer garden and only permanent bar and food truck stop in Melbourne.

 

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The Fitzroy Mills Market
Nov
25
to Dec 9

The Fitzroy Mills Market

Bluebonnet Barbecue is happy to announce that we're going to the Fitzroy Mills Market this Saturday the 13th of January. With a focus on home readied smoked meats, and condiments, we'll be your one stop shop to enjoy a little piece of Bluebonnet in the comfort of your own home.

We'll be along side the very best produce directly from local growers and makers. This weekly Saturday market is housed in the iconic Fitzroy Mills, amidst Melbourne’s cultural precinct. Fitzroy is an eclectic food, art and cultural precinct, welcoming of tourists but with a strong sense of community.

The Fitzroy Mills Market is right at home amongst the food and cultural offerings of the local area whilst paying homage to the family origins of the three founders of the market - housed on the site formerly operated as the family’s mill and warehouse.

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Welcome To Thornbury
Oct
7
11:00 AM11:00

Welcome To Thornbury

  • Welcome to Thornbury, 520 High St, Northcote VIC 3070 Melbourne Australia (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Bluebonnet Barbecue is joining a fierce lineup at Welcome To Thornbury for a weekend of Smoked Meat and Bottomless Mimosas.

Licensed for over 700 people, Welcome to Thornbury is – and always has been – an icon of the area, functioning as a car manufacturing factory for much of the 20th century, and now, as the second largest beer garden and only permanent bar and food truck stop in Melbourne.

 

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The Smoking Goat
Aug
26
12:00 PM12:00

The Smoking Goat

Mountain Goat Beer and Pitboss Chris Terlikar, have created a totally new and unique beer together, bringing in the best of both worlds. 
To celebrate this once in a lifetime collaboration Bluebonnet Barbecue will be hosting a goat bonanza!
This August Bluebonnet Barbecue and Mountain Goat Brewing are coming together to treat you to a day filled with fine food and good beer.
Strap youself in for a delectable three course traditional texas style lunch hosted at Bluebonnet Barbecue. Experience Mountain Goat's tasty beers, individually matched to each course.  
Mountain Goat's top brewers will guide guests through a brief history of the brewery and how each beer is created and then matched to the course. 

Get your tickets here!
*Ticket price includes lunch by Bluebonnet BBQ and beers by Mountain Goat.

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SMOKING MASTERCLASS
Aug
5
10:00 AM10:00

SMOKING MASTERCLASS

Smoking masterclasses are held on the first Saturday of every month.

Participants will be guided through how to achieve the perfect slow-barbecued brisket at home along with how to make delicious sausages from scratch.  Following the demonstration guests will settle by the in-house wood fire and recharge with a sit-down signature Bluebonnet barbecue lunch matched with beers from Stone and Wood.

Masterclass includes: 1.5-hour barbecue masterclass, a sit-down shared style barbecue lunch with matched beers from Stone and Wood a Master of Barbecue certificate.

Tickets can be purchased for $165 here

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Bluebonnet returns to Whitehart bar
Jul
10
to Aug 8

Bluebonnet returns to Whitehart bar

Mabel will be returning to Melbourne's newest container bar, 'Whitehart' for a month long pop-up in the heart of the CBD.

Expect to find our signature range of smoked meats, including a 14-hour smoked Black Angus brisket, pulled pork and oak-smoked chicken, as well as a changing seasonal menu.

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Rooks Return 3rd Birthday Bash
Jul
8
1:00 PM13:00

Rooks Return 3rd Birthday Bash

One of our favourite Brunswick Street bars is turning 3, and to help celebrate we'll be bringing Mabel the food truck along to feed the starving masses.

Head down for a drink or two celebrating three years of Fernet, fun and friends. Their much loved Saturday bluegrass band The Collingwood Casanovas will be down with special guests from 5-8 and longest running DJ and all-round legend Coco Brown will be on the wheels of steel from 8:30 onward!

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Bluebonnet at Whitehart bar
Jun
13
to Jun 25

Bluebonnet at Whitehart bar

Mabel will setting up shop for next two weeks at Melbourne's newest container bar, 'Whitehart', and to celebrate are giving away the first 100 BBQ plates! Come on down and get them whilst they are hot.

Expect to find our signature range of smoked meats, including a 14-hour smoked Black Angus brisket, pulled pork and oak-smoked chicken, as well as a changing seasonal menu.

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World Gin Day Long Weekend
Jun
6
to Jun 12

World Gin Day Long Weekend

  • Four Pillars Gin Distillery (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Mabel will be serving low and slow smoked barbecue all weekend at Four Pillars Gin Distillery for World Gin Day we've been lucky enough to source a Yarra Valley Berkshire Pig, locally farmed on spent botanicals and grains from the distillery!

There will also be FREE gin tastings on the big day and A Bit of Jam and Pickle will be serving up homemade scones with #FourPillarsGin marmalade. Come gorge!

 

 

 

 

 

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Smoking Masterclass
Jun
3
10:00 AM10:00

Smoking Masterclass

Smoking masterclasses are held on the first Saturday of every month.

Participants will be guided through how to achieve the perfect slow-barbecued brisket at home along with how to make delicious sausages from scratch.  Following the demonstration guests will settle by the in-house wood fire and recharge with a sit-down signature Bluebonnet barbecue lunch matched with beers from Stone and Wood.

Masterclass includes: 1.5-hour barbecue masterclass, a sit-down shared style barbecue lunch with matched beers from Stone and Wood a Master of Barbecue certificate.

Tickets can be purchased for $165 here

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BEASTS & BOILERMAKERS
May
17
7:00 PM19:00

BEASTS & BOILERMAKERS

Join us for an evening of limited release Barrow Boys beers matched with rare & unique whisk(e)y and a feast of barbecue'd beasts.

The lads from Barrow Boys will be on hand talking you through their awesome limited release beers, while Bluebonnet bar manager Alex Hart will be whipping up an aperitif beer cocktail and chatting you through a selection of matched rare whisk(e)y & spirits.

Bluebonnet owner/pitmaster Chris Terlikar will be doing what he does best; preparing a smoked meat feast of beasts & accompaniments.

All included in your ticket: Aperitif beer cocktail on arrival, 3 limited release Barrow Boys beers, 3 matched rare whisk(e)y/spirits, Bluebonnet Barbecue feast

Tickets for the event can be purchased here 

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Goose Island
May
16
6:30 PM18:30

Goose Island

Meet the brewer from Chicago-based brewery Goose Island for a tastebud tour of their most popular beers (including their acclaimed IPA) alongside a 4 course all American fare. You won't go home without a souvenir - Includes take home limited edition Goose growlers!

Click here to purchase a ticket for the event

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BEASTS & BOILERMAKERS
May
13
1:00 PM13:00

BEASTS & BOILERMAKERS

Join us for an afternoon of limited release Barrow Boys beers matched with rare & unique whisk(e)y and a feast of barbecue'd beasts.

The lads from Barrow Boys will be on hand talking you through their awesome limited release beers, while Bluebonnet bar manager Alex Hart will be whipping up an aperitif beer cocktail and chatting you through a selection of matched rare whisk(e)y & spirits.

Bluebonnet owner/pitmaster Chris Terlikar will be doing what he does best; preparing a smoked meat feast of beasts & accompaniments.

All included in your ticket: Aperitif beer cocktail on arrival, 3 limited release Barrow Boys beers, 3 matched rare whisk(e)y/spirits, Bluebonnet Barbecue feast

Click here to purchase a ticket for the event

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Smoking Masterclass
May
6
10:00 AM10:00

Smoking Masterclass

Smoking masterclasses are held on the first Saturday of every month.

Participants will be guided through how to achieve the perfect slow-barbecued brisket at home along with how to make delicious sausages from scratch.  Following the demonstration guests will settle by the in-house wood fire and recharge with a sit-down signature Bluebonnet barbecue lunch matched with beers from Stone and Wood.

Masterclass includes: 1.5-hour barbecue masterclass, a sit-down shared style barbecue lunch with matched beers from Stone and Wood a Master of Barbecue certificate.

Tickets can be purchased for $165 directly from Bluebonnet Barbecue on the phone, via email or in person.

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Welcome to Thornbury
Apr
19
5:00 PM17:00

Welcome to Thornbury

Welcome to Thornbury is Melbourne’s first permanent Bar and Food Truck Stop.

Now in its second year the space hosts over 40 different trucks each month, with a small selection onsite that rotate on a daily basis. Lit by rows of fairy lights running from tall beams to the once old car manufacturing factory and 100% dog friendly (very important as Bluebonnet’s Bert will tell you) it makes for the perfect day out.  The fact that there are six cocktails on tap doesn’t hurt either…

Mabel's menu will focus on barbecue plates; think Black Angus brisket, oak smoked chicken and Berkshire pulled pork. Side wise she is sticking to Bluebonnet classics - apple and kohlrabi slaw with a poppy seed vinaigrette and russet potato salad with blackened jalapeno crème fraiche. Lest not forget the smooth, sweet, and spicy house-made barbecue sauce (which will soon be available to buy by the bottle!)

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Boogie Festival
Apr
14
to Apr 17

Boogie Festival

  • 210 Tallarook-Pyalong Rd Tallarook, VIC, 3659 Australia (map)
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Mabel is venturing out to her very first festival and where better to do it then Boogie 2017!

Boogie is a boutique camping festival committed to providing diversity in music, arts, booze and food. They care about the environment and each other, and you...a lot. The site, provided by the legendary Tallarook local, Bruzzy, is a very special place with great facilities as well as an old school club house that has to be seen, and boogied in, to believe. 

Click here to purchase a ticket for the event

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