OWENSBORO, Ky. — Because of Moonlite’s stunning set of victories, the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, a Kentucky Tradition in Owensboro Kentucky since 1963, will be inducted into the Kentucky’s Best Hall of Fame; the category of Kentucky’s Best Barbecue will be retired from the magazine’s reader poll. “This is a real honor. I have been told that there were around 40,000 votes sent in. We have been slow-cooking barbecue over a hickory log fire for over three generations, but you are only as good as your last meal,” said Patrick Bosley, Manager of the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn. “We are most famous for barbecued mutton. Not many people are aware of how good mutton barbecue is, that is, until they come to the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn and try their first bite!”
“Mutton puts Owensboro barbecue in a class by itself,” said Gourmet Magazine. “Cooked until pot-roast tender, it is set out on the Moonlite buffet two ways: chopped or pulled… The chopped mutton is nothing but flavor: tangy lamb and wood smoke in a bold hash duet. The pulled version is a textural amusement park… juicy chunks so supple they make us want to abandon all utensils and eat like happy cave dwellers.”
For those who can’t make the trip in person, Moonlite has an online store where you can buy Moonlite Bar-B-Q’s award winning mutton barbecue, and other Moonlite Bar-B-Q family favorites.
Patrick Bosley’s cookbook “Family Favorites from Moonlite: Recipes that Founded a Kentucky Tradition” ($18.95 ISBN: 097668960X) includes recipes for such Moonlite family favorites as their famous barbecue mutton dip, hearty burgoo soup, and banana pudding, is also available in Moonlite’s online store.
Patrick Bosley is the youngest grandson of Pappy and Catherine Bosley, who built the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn into a Kentucky Tradition, from a 30-seat roadside stand to a 350-seat award winning, world-renowned dinner destination. Moonlite Bar-B-Q has been featured in Gourmet Magazine, Southern Living, the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Los Angeles Times, and on the Food Channel.
“It’s the people that make it all come together,” said Patrick Bosley. “Treat your customers like friends and family…add a pinch of luck and a lot of family, mix ’em together and get out of the way.”
For more information or to shop Moonlite’s online store, please visit http://www.moonlite.com.
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