Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q
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Old Hickory Pit Bar-B-Q Restaurant Review: Owensboro is the home of an annual barbecue festival, thanks to a very lively ’cue culture. But know that Old Hickory Pit is the place favored by locals. The regional specialty is barbecued mutton and it is served here sliced, chopped or as mutton ribs. First-timers will be happiest with the pungent chopped mutton sandwich. The other specialty is burgoo, a thick stew of meats and vegetables originally made with any available game. (Squirrel is omitted from this recipe.) Of course, traditional barbecue meats -- pork, chicken and beef --- are on the menu, too. Sides include barbecue beans, creamy coleslaw and onion rings. The recommended dessert is blackberry cobbler. No alcohol is served.