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If you learn to make one BBQ sauce, learn to make this one. Jay Phillips’ “Hog Sauce” is what we lovingly refer to as a “Master Sauce.” What is A Master Sauce? In most of the world, a master sauce is associated with Chinese cooking. The soy-sauce based braising liquid is widely referred to as a master sauce. Jay’s sauce […]
Tomato-based barbecue sauces are the most dominant selling sauces on the market, but historically, South Carolinians have favored a different option. South Carolina has 4 distinct regions where particular types of BBQ sauces have long been favored: vinegar-based, mustard-based, light tomato-based, and heavy tomato based. See the map below: Clearly, the smallest of these regions […]
Baseball brings BBQ into our lives. And, as usual, a baseball tournament gave us the opportunity to sample Moe’s Original BBQ on Pawleys Island. I first noticed Moe’s on previous trips through the area. Recently, Lake High, president of the SC Barbeque Association, of which Heather and I are members, contacted me about Moe’s. He […]
I’m going to let you in on a little secret. On the car ride home after an SCBBQ meal, Heather, Camden, and I usually record our thoughts using the Voice Memos app on my iPhone. That is where all the quotes in our reviews come from. This time, it was a little different. Heather actually […]
Over the years, we have gone to great barbecue. This time great barbecue has come to us in the form of Lewis Barbecue. John Lewis, the Texas-born pitmaster who spoke with us recently, will be bringing Central Texas BBQ to Charleston when he opens Lewis Barbecue in “late 2015.” Indeed, we rode by what will be his new place on […]
What is a mop sauce? A mop sauce is a thin vinegar-based barbecue sauce that is spiced with salt and black and/or red pepper. This sauce is used to baste meat on the grill and on a larger scale, to provide flavor and moisture at the end of cooking a whole hog, as is the […]
Today, I suggested we travel up to Holly Hill to check out yet another “can’t miss” BBQ place that has a great reputation in our area – Sweatman’s BBQ in Holly Hill, SC. Sweatman’s has a longstanding tradition for quality BBQ. There have been some complaints I’ve read online about a change in ownership and […]
“This recipe for a true SC vinegar-based BBQ sauce is one that my great-grandfather Robbie Moore used dating back to the early 1900s in lower Florence County,” writes Dustin Moore. “My uncle believes it to have originated from the sharecroppers who farmed the land shortly following the Civil War who used the land (called “Little […]
SC BBQ Road Trip: Interstate 26 Part 2: The Final Exits (Columbia to Charleston) South Carolina barbeque has a long and special history. Our BBQ is both varied and abundant. In fact, anyone contemplating a road trip here could benefit from a guide to help them find all the offerings on the SC BBQ Trail. To help our famished travelers, we have created SC BBQ […]
Barbeque in South Carolina — the birthplace of BBQ — is so unique and plentiful that those taking a road trip within our state need a guide to help them find the best location to sample from the SC BBQ Trail. With that in mind, we have created SC BBQ Road Trip: A Restaurant Field Guide for each interstate that traverses our state. […]