Special Guest Report: Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, South Carolina

I have a very good friend whom I have met exactly twice.  He’s Dan Kenney, best known to our readers as the co-Founder of the Annual Beer Snob Pig Picking held at Dan’s historic home in Lumberton, North Carolina, every April.  Dan graciously invited Nancy and me to the last two Beer Snob Pig Pickings.  As if founding a Beer Snob Pig Picking weren’t enough … Continue reading Special Guest Report: Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, South Carolina

Lewis Barbecue, Charleston, South Carolina

Lewis Barbecue is a Texas transplant, which means they cook beef and sausages rather than pigs.  I normally wouldn’t bother with a beef barbecue place in South Carolina.  There’s pork country and there’s beef country, and usually, the beef in pork country is even worse than the pork in beef country.  But Southern Living put Lewis Barbecue, plunked down though it is in pork-centric South … Continue reading Lewis Barbecue, Charleston, South Carolina

Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Charleston, South Carolina

After eating at Pop Pop’s, I headed to Charleston to see the new place that Rodney Scott has opened.  And there he is, Rodney Scott, the James Beard Foundation honoree. He’s a nice guy, very friendly, and also incredibly hard workings as per this Southern Foodways Alliance short film.  In 2018, Scott and Tootsie Tomanetz of Snow’s Barbecue in Lexington, Texas, became the first two … Continue reading Rodney Scott’s BBQ, Charleston, South Carolina

Pop Pop’s BBQ, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

UPDATE: I just noticed that on Pop Pop’s menu the dessert listing includes “Fresh Fried Pork Skins.”  Respect! ########## Continuing my post-Thanksgiving barbecue eating trip to South Carolina, I headed back to the Marriott Grand Dunes in Myrtle Beach after lunch at Scott’s, where I was staying to burn up a few unused Vacation Club points.  I walked on the beach for a couple of … Continue reading Pop Pop’s BBQ, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Hemingway, South Carolina

Scott’s Bar-B-Que is the stuff of legend.  I first heard about it, oh, over 40 years ago, but never went because it really takes a special trip to get there.  The 426 residents of Hemingway live well off the road to anywhere else, and there was never much reason for anyone to go there except to go back home after they’d left.  That changed in … Continue reading Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Hemingway, South Carolina

Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog Barbecue

The Washington Post, trying, one hopes, to inspire someone in the Washington area to make some decent barbecue, has published a profile of Rodney Scott, a recent James Beard Award winner.  Rodney Scott is a second generation pit man.  His father, Roosevelt Scott, made Scott’s Barbecue in Hemingway, South Carolina famous among barbecue eaters. Word eventually reached the non-barbecue world via a 2009 article in the … Continue reading Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog Barbecue

The James Beard Foundation Recognizes Two Barbecue Greats: Rodney Scott and Tootsie Tomanetz

The James Beard Foundation gives the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for food in the  United States every year.  There really should be a Nobel Prize in Food, although the home of lutefisk may not be the best place to make the selection.  Not that I want to turn up my nose at lutefisk.  I imagine that if, like my good friend Harvey Knudsen, you … Continue reading The James Beard Foundation Recognizes Two Barbecue Greats: Rodney Scott and Tootsie Tomanetz

Smoke BBQ, Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is a truly lovely city.  The historic district may be the prettiest urban place in the United States.  These days that means lots of money is coming into Charleston, and the gentrified areas are is expanding.  That’s wonderful for the city’s tax base, but it’s not really the best environment for barbecue. But stylishly-named Smoke gets a lot of love for its barbecue, and … Continue reading Smoke BBQ, Charleston, South Carolina

Home Team Barbecue, Charleston, SC

On our way back from Florida, Nancy and I stopped at Home Team Barbecue, one of the places on the invaluable South Carolina 100 Mile Barbecue list.  There are three locations in the Charleston area.  We went to the West Ashley one.  It’s a pretty new place made to look old — tin siding and lots of unstained wood. We found a place to park … Continue reading Home Team Barbecue, Charleston, SC