Owensboro, Kentucky: Burgoo Pot - BBQ Kettle

It's not immense, or even pig-jaw-droppingly large, but it is the biggest Burgoo BBQ pot that we know of.

Moonlite BBQ

2840 W. Parrish Ave., Owensboro, KY
On the west edge of the city. US Hwy 60 exit 2, then drive east on Hwy 81/W. Parrish Ave. for a half-mile. On the right, in front of Moonlite BBQ restaurant.
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The pot is situated in front of the Moon Lite BBQ Inn. The pot proudly proclaims that Owensboro is the "BBQ Capital of the World!" This is a tall claim that KC, Memphis and the state of Texas may dispute. It's sort of like Des Moines claiming to have the world's best sushi. That being said, this is a popular place. The parking lot was full when it was opening. Plenty of parking in the back for customers and pot posers.

[Darren And Donna, 10/06/2014]
Burgoo Pot - BBQ kettle

The large Burgoo pot that now sits outside of the Moonlite BBQ restaurant was built by my father, Jim (James W.) Rush. He built the plywood frame in our basement, probably in the 1970s or 1980s, and mounted it on a riding lawn mower. Harry Holder Ford auto body shop did the fiberglass skin and Maglinger's signs (Woodrow Maglinger?) painted the decoration. Dad had to design the pot frame such that he could get it out of our basement when completed. He drove it in many Owensboro parades before it was retired to sit outside the Moonlite. Jo Barren "commissioned" it.

[Beth Tibbitts, 10/28/2006]
Large Barbeque Kettle - BBQ Festival

It is the largest BQ kettle. We use it every year during the International BQ festival here in Owensboro, KY. You should come to this event. It is in May. I believe it is the first or second weekend. Like May 11th.

[Cindy Fulkerson, 04/22/2001]

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