Dan the Man is a self-confessed barbecue addict who, for the past 5 years, has honed his craft under Brooklyn pitmaster Nestor Laracuente. Now, on the first Friday of every month, Dan will light up the smoker and bring Texas-style barbecue to the people of Sydney.
Kicking off on Friday 5 August from 6pm, meat-lovers can head down to The Field at Eastern Suburbs Rugby Club for a night of slow-smoked, Texas-style beef brisket, pulled pork and a rotating selection of meats including beef sausage, pork ribs and chicken wings. As the succulent meats come out of the smoker, they are carved by Dan on the spot and served American-style on trays with classic barbecue sides of mac and cheese, coleslaw, dirty white bread, pickles and jalapenos.
Nestor Laracuente is one of America’s most prominent pitmasters and a king of the “low and slow” smoking technique used in Southern-style barbecue. Dan hunted him down on a trip to the U.S five years ago and has returned annually ever since to learn the ways of the ‘Brooklyn Pit Rat’. The way Nestor sees it, “cooking is science, but barbecue is magic.” The creator of his own range of dry rubs, Nestor will ship his product to Sydney exclusively for Dan’s monthly barbecues.
Of his love for barbecue, Dan said “Any opportunity to light fires and stand by a smoker all day, I’m there. Especially in the colder months. We use smoking techniques across many of our Dan The Man Cooking menus, but the chance to dedicate a whole night to slow-cooked smoked meats is something I’ve been dreaming of for years.”
The $35 ticket gives guests a tray of brisket, pulled pork, plus a monthly rotating meat, accompanied by sides of mac and cheese, coleslaw, dirty white bread, bourbon pickled pickles and jalapenos. Please note the photo is for visual effect, the actual quantity served is based on a generous portion for 1 person.
The bar will be open from 12 noon serving up Jim Barry wines and Sydney Brewery beers and ciders.
What time should I arrive?
The Field Bar is open to the public from 12 noon until 11:30pm so come early and grab a drink. Dan the Man's barbecue will be available between 6pm and 9:30pm.
Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?
No, however the event is being held at a licensed venue, so if you are under age you must be accompanied by an adult in the bar area.
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
There's an outdoor car park next to the venue with plenty of free parking. If you prefer PT, you can catch the 326 or the 389 bus or get the ferry to Rose Bay.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
Is my registration/ticket transferrable?
Yes, just notify us before with the person taking your ticket and make sure he/she brings your ticket along to the event.
Can I bring my kids / dog?
Yes, please! It's a child and dog friendly venue. We have mac and cheese for the kids and Dan will no doubt have some burnt ends for the dogs.