Listen to this Destination: BBQ article.
Ran across this documentary on Rodney Scott of Scott’s BBQ in Hemingway, SC, when doing some research online on Cooper’s Country Store in nearby Salters, SC. Really great feature by Joe York of University of Mississippi’s Media and Documentary Projects, which I stumbled across on the Southern Foodways Alliance website.
Really does a great job of showing not only Scott’s love for what he does but also all the hard work that goes into such incredible BBQ.
There is a reason one of the simple truths we’ve learned in our BBQ tour is that if you want exceptional BBQ, you have to wait until Thursday to start your search.
Worth a watch. Enjoy:
Of course, since we published this article, Rodney has left his parent’s restaurant in Hemingway and opened his own chain of restaurants, Rodney Scott’s BBQ. He remains famous for his whole hog barbecue, vinegar pepper barbecue sauce, pit-cooked pork spare ribs, and even an amazing holiday spatchcocked turkey recipe.
In addition, Scott has published his own cookbook, which is really a story of his life along with his favorite recipes, become a James Beard Award winner, and served as a judge on a Food Network BBQ competition show.
As he says, every day is a good day.