Banjo BBQ Brings Texas BBQ & Alt-Bluegrass To Brunswick

MELBOURNE | Melburnians can’t seem to get enough of American BBQ and on 19 March 2016, there’s an event happening that’s sure to get people’s taste buds watering. Authentic Texas BBQ cooked by Austin native Nick Keeling will be popping up at Brunswick’s Retreat Hotel for “Banjo BBQ”. Even better, Nick’s band, ARIA nominated Alt-Bluegrass shredders Mustered Courage will be playing some live music to really get the thing going. What’s Alt-Bluegrass? We don’t quite know to be honest but it sounds like something that we need to hear.

We love American BBQ at The City Lane (check out our guide to Melbourne’s best American BBQ) and there’s no way that we were going to miss this event, especially when we heard about the Black Angus 240-day grain fed beef brisket that will be served. In addition to the brisket, you can expect to find Homemade Texas Style Smoked Sausages, Succulent Beer Can Chicken, Tangy Texas Coleslaw, Creamy Mustered Mac and Cheese, The Keeling Family Recipe Potato Salad, and Smoked Chipotle Veggie Chili. We’ve been assured that there will be more than enough food to go around and that no-one is allowed to go home hungry!


We had the opportunity to chat to Nick about Mustered Courage and American BBQ. You can read what he had to say here. If you’re interested in attending Banjo BBQ, you can get tickets for this year’s event here but be quick – previous events sold out in a matter of days!

Banjo BBQ

Where: Retreat Hotel. 280 Sydney Rd, Brunswick VIC 3056
When: 19 March 2016, 12:30pm to 5:00pm
Cost: $40.00-$50.00 for food (kids are $15.00). $10.00 for the show only with no food.

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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