Sure, it’s the music that draws thousands each year to LOCKN’, the festival which starts Thursday at Oak Ridge and LOCKN’ Farms. But, the food is legit, too. With dozens of great vendors, the food seems to improve every year. This year, a trio is teaming up to create the festival’s first full service, pop-restaurant. Brookville Restaurant, Ivy Provisions, and The Rock Barn plan Squeal or Scream in a tented, sectioned-off area, complete with fans, TVs, and table-side beer service (at prices lower than the usual Lockn’ beer prices).
Guests will have the choice between two menus: one BBQ and one boil. BBQ includes pit-smoked pork butt, beef brisket, and chicken, with baked beans, pickles, and Texas toast. Boil includes peel ‘n eat shrimp, Virginia clams, The Rock Barn sausage, corn, potatoes, Texas toast, drawn butter, and slaw. Plus, all tables get a “six-pack of sauces,” with Carolina BBQ sauce, sweet and smokey BBQ sauce, Alabama white sauce, cayenne hot sauce, cocktail sauce, and tartar sauce. For dessert, it’s a bag of Brookville’s famous chocolate chip cookies.
For advance reservations and more info, check the restaurant’s web page, or call Ivy Provisions at 434-202-1308. Reservations also may be available on site.