OWENSBORO, Ky. — The Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn, a Kentucky tradition in Owensboro since 1963, was voted the best Barbecue in Kentucky by “Kentucky Monthly” for the third straight year and the fifth out of the last seven years.
“We have been slow-cooking our Moonlite Bar-B-Q over a Hickory fire in our custom-built pits for over three generations,” said Patrick Bosley, Manager of the Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn. “We are most famous for our mutton. Not many people are aware of how good mutton barbecue 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’s has been featured in “Gourmet Magazine,” the “Wall Street Journal,” “USA Today,” “LA 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
NEWS SOURCE: Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn Inc.
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