Vegan options tend to be an after-thought for many food events.
And judging by the name of Chicken and Beer Festival, plant-based diners may think this is yet another showcase that doesn’t cater for them.
But they may be surprised to learn there will be a tasty selection of meat alternatives on the menu this weekend.
Using the versatile ingredient of jackfruit, The Dirty Swine is putting a spin on its Asian-inspired American dishes with six items suitable for vegans.
The exotic fruit has a texture comparable to pulled pork and takes on the flavour of whatever it is marinated in, meaning you can use it in just about anything.
The Dirty Swine will be plating up bahn mi, bao and loaded fries in two flavours: Jackpork City, which has BBQ seasoning, and Buffauxlo Jack, which is an alternative to honey buffalo chicken.
Pair that with a spiralled potato snack from Chips on a Stick, which is also vegan, and you have a meat-free feast.
More than 60 varieties of beer from the likes of Pirate Life, Little Creatures, Fat Bull, Whalebone, Good Drinks, Mountain Goat will be on offer, plus wine, cider and cocktails.
The three-day event kicks off on Friday at Market Square in Subiaco.
Tickets are via chickenandbeerfeatival.com.