You can't watch the footy at the pub or the ’G this year but you can still have a topnotch barbeque at home courtesy of Fitzroy's Builders Arms Hotel – maybe even with a few mates (restrictions pending).
The much-missed Gertrude Street pub has put together a mixed grill, which will be available Friday to Sunday, featuring pork, fennel and espelette sausages from nearby fancy butcher Meatsmith; a double-loin chop of Suffolk spring lamb; marinated Wagyu minute steak; Skull Island prawns; scallop skewers and house-made mustard.
There's also a trio of dips (green tahini and broad beans, smoked trout rillettes with capers and chives, beetroot and yoghurt), plus a handful of sides including a hearty Greek salad. Complete the pub experience with freshly tapped growlers of Young Henrys lager or pale ale for $39 – then refill for $35.
It's $45 per person (up to an optimistic 100 people) and can be picked up with cooking instructions between 12pm to 7pm on Friday October 23 to Sunday October 25. Pre-orders open Monday October 19.