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Ole Hickory Pit Restaurant Review: There’s a giant pink pig, as big as a hippo, atop this popular outpost near the sprawling General Electric Appliance Park factory complex and as far from a restaurant row as can be imagined. As per its mascot, the pulled pork and ribs here are outstanding, but what sets Ole Hickory Pit apart from other Louisville ’cue joints is that it serves a Western Kentucky specialty: aromatic sandwiches of chopped, barbecued mutton. Another specialty of the house is seriously addictive, silver dollar-size fried corn cakes. If you are in a semi-vegetarian mood, these are good with a bowl of soupy white beans seasoned with smoked ham. For the sweet of tooth, there are homemade cakes (selections change daily), fruit cobblers and banana pudding. Soft drinks and bottled beers are the beverage choices.