There once was a time when festival food was the same kind of grub you’d find at any minor league ball park or county fair. There was your standard corn dog, the funnel cake, and a cheeseburger. But festivals have changed. As competition among festivals has grown, a high quality food and beverage experience now sets the best festivals apart. To that end, Bonnaroo has made major strides in recent years with the addition of a Food Truck Oasis and the Broo’ers Festival. This year, both will be getting a major upgrade. In a release on June 5, Bonnaroo announced several new vendors for both areas in addition to festival favorites.
Two new trucks will be joining the Food Truck Oasis for Bonnaroo 2013. Arlington, Virginia’s The Big Cheese will be serving up gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches using all-natural local ingredients, as well as watermelon feta salad and breakfast foods. The Cracked Truck from Urbana, Illinois is a new twist on breakfast food, serving up fare like gourmet egg sandwiches and tater tots.
These two new trucks join the following Bonnaroo Food Truck Oasis veterans:
Eatbox- This Asheville, North Carolina truck is renowned for its meatballs. It will be serving up the likes of meatball sandwiches as well as breakfast foods.
Gastropod- These residents of Miami, Florida will be making the long drive to Bonnaroo to bring their take on fusion cuisine with a focus on local, seasonal ingredients. Their short rib sliders were a Bonnaroo favorite last year.
Petro’s Chili and Chips- A Knoxville, Tennessee institution, Petro’s is a chili bowl taken to 11. They serve up chili and chips in flavors like BBQ chicken, buffalo chicken, and Baja.
Roti Rolls- Hailing from Charleston, South Carolina, Roti Rolls blends Asian, Latin, Indian, and Carribean styles with Southern style. Roti Rolls feature locally sourced meats, vegetables, and cheeses.
Savory and Sweet- Another in-state truck from Knoxville, Savory and Sweet serves up gourmet tacos and other Southwestern fare. Specialties include names like Jumpin’ Java, Fried Avocado, and Cuban Picadillo.
If all that food gives you a big thirst, Bonnaroo has you covered there as well with the Broo’ers Festival. Expanding to 25 breweries this year, the Broo’ers Festival serves up everything from regional favorites to craft beers and ciders.
Joining veterans like Nashville’s own Yazoo Brewery and Atlanta’s Terrapin and Sweetwater breweries are 6 new breweries. New to Bonnaroo this year are Crazy Mountain Brewery from Colorado, Flat 12 Bierwerks from Indiana, Henry Weinhard from Oregon, Kentucky Ale from Kentucky, and Lagunitas from California.
What foods or beers are your favorites at Bonnaroo? Let us know in the comments section.
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