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Slingin’ Hash: SC BBQ News for Week Ending 9/17/16

South Carolina BBQ News

Lewis BBQ in Charleston, whom we’ve written about extensively, was featured in isisis review by Post and Courier food editor Hanna Raskin.

Travis Sinclair of Safari Fare, a review blog primarily covering northeastern SC, gives his take on Ronnie’s Ribs in Elgin.

Midway BBQ in Union (ok, really, it’s in Buffalo), makes an all-beef hash that is different from most SCBBQ hashes. The Travel Channel Show BBQ Crawl dropped in and does a great job of featuring Jay Allen and Midway’s hash (and more) in less than 3 minutes.

Sadler’s Creek BBQ in Anderson was featured by Visit Anderson in this 10 minute profile that features owner Jim Holbrook and pitmaster Jackie Adams talking about a number of topics, including how they got their start and some of the sacrifices it takes to run a BBQ restaurant even one day a week.

Live near the Myrtle Beach area and want to become a certified BBQ judge? The Southern BBQ Network will be holding a class  in Myrtle Beach on Saturday Sept. 24.  The charge for the class is $25. “For that fee, you will spend four hours, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. refining a general enjoyment of BBQ into skilled appreciation of the art.”

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Ok, not necessarily SCBBQ specific, but we thought you might enjoy this quiz on Southern BBQ:

SCBBQ Festivals and Competitions

The weekend of Sept. 23, the following festivals and competitions will be held, all of which are being judged by the SCBA:

The South Carolina Tobacco Festival (SCBA) in Lake City begins on Thursday the 22nd and has a full slate of events ending Sunday with a golf tournament at the Lake City Country Club. The Bar-B-Que Sampling and BBQ Cook-Off will be in the Bean Market Parking Lot on Saturday from 11 am – 1 pm.

The Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off (SCBA) will host an “Anything Butt” competition on Friday night and the BBQ cookoff on Saturday, with live music on both days. Also there will be a Kid’s Zone for the young ones to enjoy on Saturday. Tasting passes are $10 each, with food/drink tickets for $1 each. A lunch serving will be $4.

The Golden Leaf Festival (SCBA) in Mullins also has an “Anything Butt” competition on Friday night at 6 in the Anderson Brother’s Bank parking lot. The BBQ competition will be open to the public at 11 am on Saturday.

Golden Leaf Festival Mullins SC

Golden Leaf Festival Mullins SC

Opening Soon

Gaither Ray’s in Woodruff is still pending, but they are making the best of it and have begun selling to go orders.

Mark Miller’s The Kickin’ Pig in Lancaster continues its march toward a launch date:

Finally, Anthony DiBernardo of Swig and Swine, a place we truly enjoyed, sent us a few photos of the much-anticipated Summerville location. “About 3-4 weeks” is the timeframe Anthony projected for the opening.

Swig and Swine in Summerville

Swig and Swine in Summerville

Swig and Swine in Summerville

Know Your SCBBQ?

In case you missed it last week:

So you think you know your SC BBQ?  Try our latest quiz.

It’s simple enough. We’ll show you photos of restaurants around the state to identify. Are you a Master Judge or a Novice?

From the Archives

One of our most viewed posts over the years has been this classic from October 9, 2014:

Who Makes the Best BBQ in South Carolina?

Of course, there is no right answer to the question, and I should probably go back and update it, but for now, thought you might enjoy a look back.