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Owensboro BBQ

jerseyguy2000 | Jun 8, 200305:33 PM

I went to the much-hyped Moonlite. Although the buffet overall was very good, I was expecting better from the world-famous mutton. As a barbecue novice, I may have expected something saucier - but I understand that the meat is supposed to speak for itself, and doesn't need a lot of sauce. However, there is no excuse for the temperature - warm at best, far from hot.

The burgoo was good but not phenomenal - less flavorful than some of the brunswick stews I've sampled. I had a very good pork rib from the buffet, and I also liked the chicken and beef. The catfish fillets were first-rate. And I enjoyed the pecan pie and blackberry cobbler.

The next day I went to Old Hickory. The wood smell promised great food, and it didn't disappoint. The mutton was amazing. I also had excellent chicken. The other part of my combo platter was turkey slices, nothing special.

I was full from Old Hickory, even after walking around town and through the Bluegrass Museum, but I wanted to sample George's. So I had just a mutton sandwich, which was very good - plus the sweet tea was amazing.

Sadly, when I got to Louisville I was tired of driving and worried about impending closing times, so I lowered my standards and hit Kingfish for a fried lobster tail. Not bad, but not worth the price, and there's no excuse for the lukewarm french fries and the Kraft-esque mac and cheese.

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