Did You Know You Can Now Get a Delicious Mutton Pizza in Kentucky?
Two Owensboro, KY restaurants have teamed up to create something unique and distinctly delicious. It's a pizza with mutton on it.
Now, you may be asking yourself, "What in the heck is mutton?" If you're from the Owensboro area, you know the answer to that question. You've likely had it and, if you're a real Owensboroan, you love it and have your favorite place in town or local Catholic church cooking team to get it from. Mutton, like burgoo, is a staple of our world famous BBQ. It's one of the main reasons why Owensboro has the nickname of the Bar-B-Q Capital of the World!
Mutton is so popular locally that Owensboro, on multiple occasions, has played host the International Mutton Slider Eating Championship, which Joey Chestnut won multiple times. Here's some footage from the 2019 competition at the International Bar-B-Q Festival downtown.
As I said, here in Owensboro, we love our mutton and are always looking for fun ways to showcase it.
Well, now Owensboro is home to the "Old Hickory" Mutton Pizza. Old Hickory is one of our most popular BBQ restaurants and their mutton is featured on a new pizza created by Azzip.
Chef Blake Kollker says "We are really excited to debut this mash-up!" The "Old Hickory" is hitting ovens for the first time today. It's now available to the public!
The special creation, because it's so unique to our city, will only be available at Azzip's Owensboro location.
The "Old Hickory" features Old Hickory chopped mutton, mozzarella cheese, onion, pickles, rye chips and a swirl of John's Sweet Heat BBQ Sauce.
You can try it at Azzip Pizza, which is located at 3800 Frederica Street in Owensboro.