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

Shuler’s Bar-B-Que Redux, Latta, SC

Nancy and I got off to an early start on our latest trip to Florida, so we breezed by Wilson, NC, before lunch time.  As soon as we passed Wilson we  started getting hungry, but we pushed on to Latta, SC and Shuler’s.  We had dropped in there for a quick sandwich right after having stopped for lunch at McCabe’s in Manning, SC on our last trip … Continue reading Shuler’s Bar-B-Que Redux, Latta, SC

Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, South Carolina

Shuler’s Bar-B-Que is in Latta, SC, about an hour up I-95 from McCabe’s.  Actually, it’s closer to Sellers than Latta, but everyone says it’s in Latta, probably because Sellers only has 211 residents and Latta has nearly 1,400.  At any rate, it’s in between the two with nothing nearby, but only a few miles off I-95 on SC38, on the right.  You can’t miss it. … Continue reading Shuler’s Bar-B-Que, Latta, South Carolina

McCabe’s Bar-B-Q, Manning, South Carolina

Folks in South Carolina speak highly of McCabe’s.  It’s a favorite stop for people to grab a few pounds of barbecue on their way to the beach, and it’s on the list of South Carolina places worth a 100-mile drive for a meal and the Campaign for Real Barbecue list for South Carolina.  It’s been in business since 1982 and Ms. Jessie McCabe, now 93, … Continue reading McCabe’s Bar-B-Q, Manning, South Carolina

The Smokehouse in Hilton Head, South Carolina

March 5, 2015: The Smokehouse on Hilton Head is a spacious sports bar with a large beer selection, lots of TVs, steaks and seafood along with standard bar food, along with smoked meats and what they call barbecue. It illustrates the difference between smoked meat and barbecue. Smoking involves cooking meat slowly over indirect heat.  Barbecue, properly considered, is cooked slowly over an open pit. … Continue reading The Smokehouse in Hilton Head, South Carolina

Bullies BBQ in Hilton Head, South Carolina

March 4, 2015: I have often driven past Bullies in Hilton Head but have never seen smoke coming out of it — or had not until this trip. Entranced, Nancy and I abandoned the many February Buy One Get One offers at other restaurants and pulled into Bullies. It is well situated on 278, next to a gas station and a Red Roof Inn — … Continue reading Bullies BBQ in Hilton Head, South Carolina

A Meeting of the Barbecue Minds

July 16, 2014: A Meeting of the Barbecue Minds Last Thursday night, at Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, South Carolina, two giants of Southern barbecue met for the first time. As the sun went down, John Lewis, the lanky head cook at La Barbecue in Austin, stepped around the… GARDENANDGUN.COM          Mary Janet Casserly:  Life is simply not long enough to eat at … Continue reading A Meeting of the Barbecue Minds