Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember

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mjsneddon
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Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 10:46 AM
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Greetings all:
 
I heard about a place - small town or perhaps just near a small town in Kentucky where one could get the best (and perhaps largest) pork chope on the planet.  For the life of me I can not remember the name of the place or the town.  I thought sure that I could turn it up by googling it but have failed thus far.  Can anyone help?
 
Thanks.
 
Mike Sneddon
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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 11:05 AM
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Knock'em Hill BBQ in Herndon, Kentucky?

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 11:06 AM

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 2:48 PM
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Knock'em Hill certainly sounds like the place. In my opinion, this is not worth a drive from anywhere - maybe if you just happened to be driving by. Al reported from our Glee Club meeting last year that the place is just ordinary. They have a great and enthusiastic ownership, but the food is not up to even middling standards of southern barbecue. This was a case where more is not necessarily more.
 
So, to the original post....yes, one might find the "largest" smoked pork chop here, I wouldn't call it the best. as I have found better in Texas BBQ parlors.

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 4:36 PM
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I thought the chop was pretty good the first time I went, the other offerings not so much.   The place burned down a few years ago, and didn't really come back as strong as the original.

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 6:51 PM
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Maybe not the best, but I enjoyed my gigantic chop from Knock'em Hill.....for many days!

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 7:20 PM
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I agree with all of the above.  The giant chop is edible, and if you are near Clarksville, TN and looking for a novelty lunch, head out to Hearndon,KY just a few miles away.  One trip with satisfy your curiosity and cement your own opinion of the place.
AL

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Thu, 11/29/12 7:52 PM
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I agree with most folks on here
 
I enjoyed the chop for what it was- a pork chop- but to put the word "smoked" or "bbq" in the same sentence would be an insult.

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Fri, 11/30/12 9:53 AM
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I have to agree with Pete.  I think the place lost some of its edge after the fire--not a lot, but something was just not right.  And it could be the supplier of the chops, for all we know.
 

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Tue, 12/4/12 6:33 PM
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Another possibility might be the 2" thick pork chop at Patty's 1880s Settlement.  Not as big as the beast at Knock'um Hill, but probably a lot better...
 

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Wed, 12/5/12 1:35 AM
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If you travel I-70 'tween St Louis and INDY, in Casey, IL close to the IN State line is Richard's FFamily Restaurant. They have a giant Pork  Chop also... braised and with a tomato-based sauce (not Catsup or BBQ). Another Pork Roast hiding in a Pork Chop Label...but good flavor.

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Re:Great pork chop in Kentucky - please help me remember - Wed, 12/5/12 8:35 PM
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I remember that one. The dining room is the inside of a big red barn,  It was good, too.