Monday, October 6, 2008

Prowling for BBQ in Kentucky

I traveled this weekend to Kentucky for a friend's wedding, and I found the time to make a couple of barbeque stops.

After hearing last year that barbequed mutton is a specialty in parts of Kentucky, I was curious enough to want to try it so I stopped on the southern end of Louisville at Ole Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q.
The mutton sandwich I had there was very good — slightly gamey, but not as much as I had feared. I still prefer the flavor of barbequed pork, beef and chicken. The BBQ beans that Ole Hickory served were mediocre.

A few days later, I had lunch at Ken-Tex BBQ near the town of Shelbyville, about 20 minutes east of Louisville. The chopped pork was excellent, and the beans were above-average. The only disappointment was the corn bread they served with it (which was dry and tasteless).

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