MEAT & GREET
“Low and slow” sounds like a lascivious boast from a Prince song, but in gastronomic terms it refers to slow-cooked smoked meats. Bluebonnet, in Melbourne’s Brunswick East, is among the country’s leading new exponents of Texas-style barbecue. Owner Chris Terlikar hosted several pop-ups before settling on this permanent space to showcase his beef brisket, pulled pork and fried green tomatoes. The rustic setting includes a bar constructed from a reclaimed railway sleeper. Napkins at the ready.