Owensboro is listed as the 8th best barbecue cities in America. YAHOO! Food revealed the list that is the first in a series examining and arguing about both the best and the most underrated cities across the country in a variety of our favorite food and drink categories. They judged each barbecue city on tradition, mastery of style, technique, and density.
I’m going to assume you’ve never had mutton, so let me make a taste-picture: think about how tough, bland pork shoulder becomes tender and juicy and literally falls apart after a night in a smoker… and then apply that to lamb, a meat that’s already rich and earthy, no matter how you cook it. That’s mutton, and the small city of Owensboro in Daviess County is the epicenter of this particular and peculiar tradition, that alludes to a far earlier time when sheep were plentiful (historians have record of Abe Lincoln’s parents serving BBQ mutton at their Kentucky wedding, so America).
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