Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky

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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2007/03/25 09:07:25 (permalink)
Pete, I guess you'll have to try for next Saturday. Just get there early. Remember what happened to us when we went there: the place closed at 1:15 in the afternoon because the diners had eaten all their wares. I got there at noon and it was deserted, but by 12:30 it was beginning to fill up.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2008/01/20 12:00:10 (permalink)
Made my first trip to Knockumhill BBQ (even though it's only an hours drive,50 miles,from my home)this past Friday. The "porkchop" (in actuality, a 3 lb., 4-rib bone, 5 inch, pork rib-roast)was all it had been touted here at Roadfood, and more! When I picked-up my lunch at the counter, and see this monstrosity sitting on a paper plate with a plastic fork & knife, I'm dubious as to how I'm going to cut the thing. Well, no need to worry! It was absoulutely "pull-apart" tender, moist & juicy, beyond all expectations. Great smoky flavor and my wife & I split the thing & had about a half lb. of meat left over. We are NOT lightweights & have healthy appetites (maybe not HEALTHY appetites, but large appetites). I know Patti's at Grand Rivers, Ky., has a reputation for their porkchops but they aren't in the same league as the one served here at Knockemhill. Got another one "to go" for a friend & he was as impressed as I was. Brought home 2 lbs. of their pulled-pork and we thought it was VERY good also. The sauce they baste & cook with, is a lard based vinegar, lemon juice, salt & seasonings concoction which I think is better than the standard red, ketchup based sauce. Been living in the South for all 62 yrs. of my life, eaten at about every BBQ restaurant I could find, and this particular place is outstanding. The owners were very friendly & cordial. If you get the chance to visit Knockumhill, try the porkchop($10.75) & I think (and hope) you will be as pleased & amazed as we were with it. OUTSTANDING!
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2008/01/20 12:15:06 (permalink)
Phil,
Thanks for the update on Knockum Hill. I'm glad to know they are holding their own with tha monster "Chop" !
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2008/01/21 09:05:45 (permalink)
I'm glad you enjoyed it! As soon as it gets a little warmer, I'm going to have to get down there again. When I was last there one day around noon last June, I ate 3/4 of the chop (my record so far). Maybe I would have eaten the whole thing if I hadn't eaten at Charlie's Steak House (a handful of miles away) the evening before.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2008/01/21 18:34:01 (permalink)
I have yet to eat even half a chop there. So, basically it's all you can eat for $10.75.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/20 22:44:51 (permalink)
I'm afraid that I have bad news. While Googling restaurants for an upcoming roadtrip to western Kentucky, I discovered that Knockum Hill BBQ burned to the ground on Feb. 25th of this year. As far as I can tell, the place hasn't been rebuilt and there are apparently no plans to do so.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/20 23:37:18 (permalink)
This place is over 100 miles from me, so maybe why that's why I hadn't heard anything about it.  I was surprised when Carolina Bob told me about it.

I'm going to ask and see if there is any chance of that luscious giant pork chop being resurrected somewhere else.  That thing was easily worth a 100 mile drive.

Here is the link that I think Bob first saw.  There are also two brief audio links with the firefighters.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/6445667.php

Here are some photos from the fire.

http://www.wkdzradio.com/pages/6445625.php?

Looking around a little more, I found one other report about the fire, and in it was revealed that the owner intends to rebuild it.

http://webcache.googleuse...&ct=clnk&gl=us

So there is hope, roadfooders, there is hope that one day we might once again ascend to Pork Chop Hill and sink our teeth into one of the sweetest pieces of meat ever to exist on the planet.

post edited by Louis - 2010/05/20 23:58:04
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/21 00:29:20 (permalink)
Louis, I'm glad that you did more research than I did, and it's nice to know that Mr. Hill intends to rebuild. I was looking forward to sampling that porcine colossus next month, but it looks like I'm just going to have to be patient for a while. 
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/21 00:55:40 (permalink)
Hey Pete and Louis!  Imagine the size of the biscuit required to sheathe THAT chop.  Takes the term "cat head" to a ridiculous level!    Chris
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/21 08:05:19 (permalink)
What a shame to hear about the fire, but I am relieved to see that they are going to rebuild.  Louis took Ceci and I to Knockum Hill last year.  The food and atmosphere lived up to everything we had heard.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/21 09:14:08 (permalink)
Thanks to Carolina Bob, & all of you. that shared this info. about Knockum Hills burning down. I live only 50 miles away and wasn't aware about the fire. Really going to miss that huge porkchop & hope that they do rebuild and SOON.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/05/21 11:22:07 (permalink)
I emailed my dinner detective friend near Hopkinsville, Kentucky this morning,
and this is what he said about Knockum Hill:

Yes, the place was completely destroyed by a fire, but I think they are
starting to rebuild. There was an article in the newspaper a couple
weeks ago. I'll let you know more progress when I can find out. Many
of us anxiously await their reopening.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/25 12:56:03 (permalink)
Has anyone heard any more news about Knockum Hill rebuilding after being destroyed by the fire? I certainly hope they do rebuild!
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/25 20:15:26 (permalink)
Knockum Hill BBQ is, I'm very happy to say, alive and well. Louis took me there back in June, and the amazing colossal porkchop that made the place famous definitely lives up to its lofty reputation. 
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/25 20:37:59 (permalink)
Carolina Bob, Thanks for the quick answer with the good news! I'll share it with other friends that were wondering about its status. Thanks again.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/26 17:28:41 (permalink)
Can anyone confirm hours?? Are they still the same limited ones posted upstream or are they open more now??
 
Is this place seasonal at all??
 
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/26 18:59:12 (permalink)
To my knowledge, Knockum Hill's schedule is the same as it was back in June: Friday 9am to 7pm, and Saturday 9am to 3pm. I don't know whether the place is seasonal or not, though. 
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/26 19:13:58 (permalink)
I have not been to Knockum Hills since it burned back in Feb. What I found to work in the past, to avoid the "we're out of the big porkchop", was to call them on Thurs. afternoon (1-270-271-2957) and reserve one or two of the chops in your name. When I got there on Fri. they always had mine waiting & I saw other walk-in customers get the "we're out of them". This might save some of you a wasted trip to try one of these outstanding porkchops.
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/27 08:13:45 (permalink)
pharmerphil

I have not been to Knockum Hills since it burned back in Feb. What I found to work in the past, to avoid the "we're out of the big porkchop", was to call them on Thurs. afternoon (1-270-271-2957) and reserve one or two of the chops in your name. When I got there on Fri. they always had mine waiting & I saw other walk-in customers get the "we're out of them". This might save some of you a wasted trip to try one of these outstanding porkchops.

I had intended to call. My biggest problem is I will be just passing through on a long journey and would have a hard time pinning down when I'd be there.
 
Worth a shot though.
 
BTW I found the hours on another site. They're as advertised.
 
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2010/10/27 23:56:24 (permalink)
When they reopened this summer after their fire, I was one of the very first customers.  They have never disappointed me.  It's about a 100-mile drive for me (one way) but that giant pork chop is always worth it.


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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2012/02/18 15:57:48 (permalink)
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I can visualize a gathering like the one last February, with about 50 Hungry Roadfooders all ordering the 'Pork Chop Sandwich'. If we were to start a rumor about this activity it might have a direct impact on the current price of "Hog Futures" on the Chicago Commodity Market!

Well, this has now come to pass, though there were only about 10 of us in attendance.  Everything reported previously about that chop is still true, except that the price of the plate is now up to $14.50 (and is still a steal).  I expect that there will be visual evidence in the Nashville "Glee Club" thread.  Suffice it to say that this has to be seen to truly be appreciated!
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2012/02/21 05:57:35 (permalink)
It was an interesting stop. The owner and his workers were very cooperative and friendly. The Chop is indeed 'GIANT'--think in terms of a 4 rib (bone-in) Pork Rib Roast, and you have a better descriptor. Ours had a nice crusty exterior, and very moist and juicy/tender interior. Flavor was good. I like my BBQ Pork to be fairly 'Smokey' and this was pretty mild, so I would rate it a 6 or maybe a 7 on the Mayor's 10 scale.  The sides were a mixed batch. I agree the BBBQ Beans were basic canned beans with a strong shot of brown sugar added. The potato salad was Supermarket deli-style...we didn't try anything else.
  The Knock'em Hill BBQ, is unique. If we were traveling up or down I24 for some reason, or visiting someone at Ft Campbell, KY, we might choose to stop again. But in reality, this was a one time visit to test a BBQ oddity.

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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2012/02/21 17:51:16 (permalink)
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The sides were a mixed batch. I agree the BBBQ Beans were basic canned beans with a strong shot of brown sugar added. The potato salad was Supermarket deli-style...we didn't try anything else.

I tried the burgoo, but one bite was enough.  Not very good...
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RE: Knockum Hill in Herndon, Ky 2012/02/21 19:38:01 (permalink)
I've tried all their sides.  Not a one of them is worth writing about.  The pork chop, the ribs, and the barbecue is all you want.  Indeed, I don't know why they even bother with the sides.
 
post edited by Louis - 2012/02/21 19:48:21
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