Opening Note: With a nod to the Barbecue Bros, who do a fantastic job of covering BBQ in that other Carolina, we begin what we hope to be a weekly series featuring, in brief, SC BBQ news and info.
South Carolina BBQ in the News
— The restaurant business is a tough one, but we were surprised to learn that the Partners behind Stoney’s Barbecue have decided to sever business ties after just a few weeks in business. According to Anderson’s Independent Mail, the longtime friends and newly parted business partners “declined to discuss the reasons behind their decision to go their separate ways.” (Note: Article no longer available on the Independent Mail website.)
— Friend of Destination BBQ Howard Conyers, a full-time rocket scientist and regular practitioner and promoter of SC whole hog wood-cooked BBQ, has been featured in The Times-Picayune for his “From the Low Country to the Bayou” dinner on Sept. 4 at the Southern Food and Beverage Museum. Conyers is SC born and raised, now spreading the faith in NOLA.
— “I’ve seen the future of barbecue, and it is Charleston, S.C.,” writes Washington Post food columnist Jim Shahin.
— Oysters and BBQ on Kiawah make the travel section of The Dallas Morning News.
Lots of BBQ Festivals and Competitions coming Labor Day Weekend.
— The SCBA is judging these competitions:
Butts & Bluegrass BBQ Festival in Clover
Rescuemens Cookoff Classic in Allendale
— The Southern BBQ Network is judging the JAMIL SHINERS BBQ COOK OFF in Columbia
— The Kansas City BBQ Society is judging these:
LOW COUNTRY HOG FEST in Charleston
Beach, Boogie & BBQ Festival in Myrtle Beach
Gaither Ray’s A Taste of the Old South opening soon in Woodruff.
Kicking Pig Bar-B-Que is nearing completion in Lancaster. Mark Miller’s new place will be a Farm-to-Table experience.
Wednesday morning, we’ll publish our next conversation with a SC BBQ pitmaster, Aaron Siegel. Conversations Around the Burn Barrel: Q&A with Aaron Siegel of Fiery Ron’s Home Team BBQ is a read you won’t want to miss.
In case you missed the first installment of the series, check out our conversation with Gregg Howard of Charleston’s RightOnQue.