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In South Carolina, arguably the birthplace of BBQ, barbecue is both varied and abundant. This small state has so many, different styles of BBQ that anyone on a road trip in our state would need a guide to help them find the ideal spot from which to sample from the SC BBQ Trail. To help those travelers, we have […]
South Carolina barbecue is so varied and plentiful that if you are taking a road trip through the state, you would need a guide to help you find just the right location for you. With that in mind, we have created an SC BBQ Road Trip: A Restaurant Field Guide for each interstate that traverses our […]
South Carolina’s bar-b-que has a long and storied past. This history has seen styles of barbeque that are both diverse and unique develop within our state. In fact, those taking a road trip within SC need their own field guide to help them find the perfect location to sample the best of SC’s BBQ Trail. To help the hungry road-warriors on our roads, we have created SC BBQ Road Trip: […]
Poogan’s Porch is a longstanding tradition in the Holy City. The Queen St. restaurant has historically been one of those “must visit” dining locations you simply have to consider when visiting Charleston. Recently, Poogan’s branched out and opened a sister restaurant on nearby East Bay Street. Poogan’s Smokehouse entered Charleston‘s now burgeoning BBQ scene late in 2015 […]
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 […]