Despite the fact that its name is vernacular for “insincere and also misleading,” Jive Turkey is not pulling your leg when the restaurant states it’s offering you the most bang for your buck in Baton Rouge.
That “bang” is available in the kind of packed turkey legs overruning with shrimp fettuccine, mac ‘n’ cheese or crawfish etouffee. As well as loaded turkey fries, and wing and also leg plates with sides such as Southern-style mac ‘n’ cheese and also green beans.
Maintaining spirits high as well as bellies full seems to be the adage at Jive Turkey, which was the very first restaurant to open up inside the delivery container place Millennial Park last year. Songs just loud enough to make you bop your head as well as vivid murals on the walls are the backdrop for friends and family chatting over turkey legs and those large sides.
The action to the restaurant has been strong enough that proprietor Cameron Jackson, who is also president and also Chief Executive Officer of Millennial Park, is searching for a place to open up a second Jive Turkey. Throughout our interview, Jackson couldn’t disclose a lot, apart from that he is checking out options, including rooms on Federal government Road.
In spite of opening last June, just a few months into the pandemic, the delivery container dining establishment promptly fit right into the brand-new socially remote dining establishment dynamic.
” United States being outside assists a great deal,” Jackson says. “You do not have to go inside, you just stalk the container, get your food, and also go.”
Jackson has actually likewise made it a priority to locate ways to repay to the community, such as using neighborhood fruit and vegetables from farms like Sweet Jones Farms, which is also servicing a room at Millennial Park.
Utilizing his very own dishes, Jackson chefs all the food for Jive Turkey. Much of the restaurant’s concept was motivated by his household. Jackson was provided the land for Millennial Park from his grandpa, and his mommy aided him generate the name “Jive Turkey.”
As for the turkey leg suggestion? It originated from his father’s love for amusement park deals with.
“Why refrain huge turkey legs and also placed a great deal of stuff on them and make it something that is practically like a tourist attraction?” Jackson says.
If the crowds at Millennial Park– as well as the second area strategies– are any type of indicator, the attraction has actually functioned.