While trying to get on this episode of Pitmasters, I've done some research. There is only 4 BBQ joints in the entire State that serves mutton, and 3 of them were on the show. There are SEVERAL!!! BBQ joints in Kentucky that serve pork, ribs, brisket, chicken, etc. and do a damn good job of it!!. It's a shame that Kentucky is seen by the nation as a mutton BBQ state. Last night's episode only shown that very small part of BBQ in Kentucky. Even though Kentucky does not have it's own version of pig/cow/chicken BBQ, it does bring together the best of the neighboring regions.
I had been inspired to be a BBQ'er back in the day eating ribs and pork from local joints, not mutton.
Since season 1 of pitmasters, Competition BBQ took off more for our state, but I do not see last night's episode inspiring new cooks to come out and compete.