I decided to post this entry here as opposed to the BBQ thread because I want to have those of you who might search out other dishes on a buffet have the opportunity to see how the folks in Western Kentucky make things "Right". Stern's did a nice review of the Moonlite some time back. The prices have gone up a bit, $11 for dinner now, but the quality and variety remains great.
In the first photo I want to show you the Hot Veggies available with the meat that is pictured in the restaurant review section of this site. From left to right...Fried Apples, Green Beans with Ham chunks,Mac and Cheese, Creamed Corn, Whole Okra Pods stewed with Tomato and Onions, A Brocolli-Cheese Cassarole, and Mashed Potato's and Gravy (Brown)
In the meat section, In addition to the four basic BBQ meats (Pictured below)--Chicken-Pulled Pork and Pork Ribs-Brisket- Mutton (chopped fine and in chunks) they had (Thursday evening) Fried Shrimp (pass them by next time) Catfish Filets (outstanding) Whole Catfish, and Country Ham on small Bisquits. Here is the basic BBQ service..Keep on coming back as needed to make you "more than Happy".
After all these decisions Here is what I came away with... On the little plate...Cole Slaw, Potato Salad, Pickled Beets, and the Shrimp that I will pass on next time...too much breading on to little shrimp
. In the main arena!!! I have Fried Apples, Mutton chunks, Pulled Pork and some Pork Ribs, and several Catfish filets. AND some really good Ice Tea.
Two other attractions that I did not post photo's of...The Burgoo, Kentucky's version of the Brunswick Stew. It receives rave reviews from many of the folks at the place..I just make it a low enough priority when compared to the other items, that I pass it by often. Also they have a really nice clean and well-chilled cold veggie bar. Slaw is good, Potato Salad is better. Lots of added veggies and melon slices and balls and other fruit.
If you jump over to the Pie Favorite thread, you'll see why we kept our plates 'Moderate'
The dessert offerings are worth a second look for sure.
Finally they have a "store & take-out section" in an ajoining room by the entrance. You can buy anything on the menu for take-out, plus the usual Tee-shirts and Hats, Burgoo (Canned), Sauces, and 4 lb bags of Hickory Chips for use with home smokers. It is fun wandering thru this area, after one completes the Prime Mission.