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It may surprise you to learn that South Carolina is, arguably, the birthplace of BBQ. Surely as old a practice as cooking over wood is, we cannot claim that a relatively new place like little ol’ South Carolina could possibly have been the genesis of barbeque as we know it today? I had my doubts, […]
South Carolina is a BBQ hotspot. Just look at the billboards promoting the SC BBQ Trail as you travel SC’s major roadways. You can’t help but notice — and be tempted to stop in somewhere and grab a bite. Get your own personal copy of the SC BBQ Trail Map or better yet, just use our more complete, […]
Easy come, easy go… Well, the truth of the matter is that it wasn’t “Easy Come” at all. It took a lot of work to learn the platform, contact vendors, follow up with vendors, set up accounts, help vendors through the process, etc. Before it disappears in 7 days, please take a look at what […]
If there were a Mt. Rushmore for SCBBQ, Rodney Scott’s ever-smiling visage would be permanently etched into the mountainside. Having gotten his start at the age of 11 cooking his first pig for his father Rosie at Scott’s BBQ in Hemingway, their converted gas station/convenience store, Rodney is now among SCBBQ royalty. In fact, Scott’s […]
The Bessinger family of Holly Hill is arguably the most important family in the history of SC BBQ, and that is a long and storied history. Originating in Orangeburg County in the late 1930s, when patriarch Joe Bessinger opened his Holly Hill Café, the Bessingers became the first family of SCBBQ. From Joe, his boys […]
South Carolina — arguably the birthplace of barbecue — is home to four native barbecue sauces: a heavy tomato, a light tomato, a vinegar-pepper, and a mustard-based sauce. Recently, however, an interloper has crossed the border, and we find ourselves with a fifth sauce: the Alabama White sauce. Alabama White is, obviously, a mayonnaise-based sauce […]
The Smoked Chicken Wings at Home Team BBQ in Charleston are legendary. Many people claim their wings are the best item on a menu packed with great dishes. For example, Anthony M.’s review on Yelp makes it clear: “I agree with Michael B. Though, these are the best wings overall I’ve ever had in my […]
Come out and help us raise money for Camp Happy Days at our 4th annual FDHS Beta Butts and Wings festival presented by Raising Canes! As many of you may recall, I teach English and journalism at Fort Dorchester High School. Several years ago, Tricia Andrews brought the SCBA sanctioned event to the competition circuit […]
Swig and Swine’s Chef Anthony DiBernardo shared this recipe for pork rinds with The Local Palate. This dish is a staple on the Swig and Swine menu and, of course, pork rinds are a common sight in BBQ restaurants across SC; however, this is the first recipe that we have run across adopted for the […]
I am a big fan of Swig and Swine. They currently have several locations in the Charleston area: West Ashley, Downtown, Mt. Pleasant, and Summerville. Chef Anthony DiBernardo’s restaurants serve True ‘Cue certified BBQ, barbecue cooked using wood as its only heat source. The meat products Swig and Swine serves are terrific, even without any […]