Hawg N’ Sauce is Posey County’s barbecue Mecca. Owned and operated by lifelong Mount Vernon resident Jeff Schelhorn, people come from all over the Tri-State to sample the Baby Back Ribs, other smoked meats, and the famous Ida Hawg, a one pound baked potato stuffed with butter, sour cream, chives, bacon, cheese, and pulled pork.
Hawg N’ Sauce is an award-winning Kansas City style barbecue rib joint; the sauce is made with a brown sugar-based wet rub. The ribs come sauced while the pork, chicken, and other cuts of beef can come with or without.
Hawg N’ Sauces beginnings trace back to when Jeff started cooking barbecue as a way to raise funds for his daughter’s basketball team. From there he formed a cooking team and started entering competitions, where he was successful even on the national level. That’s where he perfected his recipes and sauces. He and his wife Sabrina opened Hawg N’ Sauce in 2009 and it’s been growing rapidly ever since.
In addition to great food, Hawg N’ Sauce features live music by local and national artists on their large outdoor patio, where they serve beer, wine and spirits, during the warmer months. It’s not unusual for country music stars from Nashville, including Julie Roberts, Heidi Newfield and Trick Pony among others, to take the Hawg N’ Sauce stage on Saturday nights, regularly bringing in over 300 people and even more for their benefit concerts for Saint Jude’s.
Hawg N’ Sauce is a family friendly place where you can bring the kids, enjoy great barbecue and other dishes, and see some live entertainment. It was voted a Gold Award winner three years in the Reader’s Choice Awards three years in a row by the regional newspaper, and has won several other quality and business awards.
If you are a visitor to Posey County, Jeff says to let them know and they’ll be sure to take special care of you. Let us know if it’s your first time here and we’ll be sure to take care of you.
Hawg N’ Sauce
6580 Leonard Road
Mount Vernon, Indiana 47620