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Slingin’ Hash: SC BBQ News for the Week (11/5/16)

South Carolina BBQ News for Week Ending 11/05/16

Three new restaurants opened recently in SC:

Gaither Ray’s Taste of the Old South on Main in Woodruff


Dickey’s BBQ Pit, a Texas-based BBQ franchise, opened its 8th location in Murrell’s Inlet. Here is the press release.


Swig and Swine, Anthony DiBernardo’s hit Charleston (West Ashley) restaurant, opened its second location in Summerville and (by request) made its debut on our map on Monday.  In true SCBBQ tradition, they will be doing whole hog every day:

Senator Tim Scott hosted a BBQ fundraiser for Hurricane Matthew relief.

While not exactly SCBBQ related, we thought you might enjoy these BBQ pieces recently published in the New York Times:

A SC native and Cleveland restaurateur opens a new “meat and three” Carolina-style BBQ house called Sides to Go BBQ.

SC is arguably the birthplace of BBQ. This Greenville online posted a brief  history of “Saint Elena” and the first union of the Spanish hog and the low and slow cooking methods of the natives of the area.

Our friend April Blake of the Free-Times in Columbia published this piece on BBQ Sauce.

Finally, RoadFood published its Hash Tour of South Carolina, featuring five of SC’s best stops.


SCBBQ Festivals and Competitions

Coming up to end the BBQ competition season in November:

Speed and Feed BBQ and Car Show (SCBA) — Nov. 11-12 at the Darlington Raceway in Darlington.

Smoke on the Harbor BBQ Throwdown (KCBS) — Nov. 11-12 at the Charleston Harbor Resort in Mount Pleasant.

Fort Dorchester High School BBQ Festival (SCBA) — Nov. 18-19 at Fort Dorchester High School in North Charleston.

TOM GARRITY FIREFIGHTERS BBQ CHALLENGE (SBN) — Nov. 18-19 at the Fairgrounds in Sumter.

From the Archives

Figured there is no time like the present to take a look back at our review of Swig and Swine from January 2015.