The Bluegrass state is home to some of the nation’s most beloved foods, along with a very famous horse race. Should you visit Kentucky this year for the Derby, these are the seven most important foods (and drinks) to sample during your trip.
- Ultimate Kentucky Derby Guide
- 4 Foods Only Kentuckians Understand
- 10 Terms Every Bourbon Drinker Should Know
About 100 miles southwest of Churchill Downs is the town of Owensboro, the mutton barbecue capital of the world. Once a center for the local wool trade, Owensboro residents started barbecuing sheep as a necessity and more than a century later, the tradition continues. For a taste of Kentucky's contribution to the barbecue world, make a stop at Moonlite Bar-B-Q Inn or Old Hickory Bar-B-Q.