Monk: Zagat explores Kentucky barbecue in this 14+ minute video that spotlights the state’s historic joints as well as personalities. It also gives a little bit of a primer on mutton, the state’s unique contribution to American barbecue.
When it comes to distinct American regional style barbecue styles, the state of Kentucky doesn’t get the same praise as Texas and North Carolina. But residents of The Bluegrass State know that amazing barbecue, especially mutton, awaits for anyone traveling through. Zagat visited a selection of local BBQ joints – including Old Hickory Bar-B-Q, Moonlite Bar-B-Que Inn, and R & S Barbecue – to speak with the hardworking families of these institutions to find out what makes Kentucky style ‘cue unique.