UPDATE July 2014: Gearing up for the launch of their own space at the end of July, Bluebonnet has shacked up with Forgotten Worlds over in Collingwood and will play resident there, four nights a week, throughout July.
Highlights of the menu include black garlic and guindilla cornbread, Texas Hot Guts, porter smoked beef cheeks and chopped brisket. Granted it is freezing outside, but with games ranging from NBA Jam and Street Fighter 2 to Pacman and Double Dragon at your disposal (and at their original price), you would be hard pressed to find a better place to wait for your food.
Bluebonnet at Forgotten Worlds
113 Johnston Street, Collingwood, 3066
All July Thursday- Saturday (6-10pm)
Editors note: Bluebonnet BBQ’s Grub Van pop up has been extended into June, with the team now also opening June 10th – 12th and June 17th – 19th.
Barbecue devotee and chef behind Bluebonnet BBQ, Chris Terlikar, has expanded his repertoire of smoky U.S. centric cuisine and is expanding the concept with a 10 day pop-up at The Grub Van on Moor St in Fitzroy between 29th May and 8th June (save Monday 1st).
Serving straight out of a vintage 1960s Airstream, the team will no doubt be hoping the late burst of autumn warmth will hold, though have also kitted themselves out with a combustion stove fireplace inside…which may very well get a work out. Decked out with water fountains, foliage and ping pong tables, the interior has been designed to evoke a feeling of warmth and wilderness.
Sailor Jerry are sponsoring the event and adding some spiced rum cocktails into the mix. Perfect Storms with fresh ginger, lime and bitters and warming hot toddies.
Highlights of the menu include porter smoked beef cheeks, Texan style hot guts, vegan frito pie and chopped brisket on a miso bun with apple and kohlrabi slaw. Gluten free and vegetarian options are also available. With the trailer alongside the smoker beast, you’d be hard-pressed to find a more serious BBQ joint.