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Slingin’ Hash: SC BBQ News for Week Ending 9/3/16

South Carolina BBQ in the News

No bigger news this past week than the Post and Courier’s report that Rodney Scott is opening a restaurant in Charleston.


— Garden and Gun’s article on Scott.

— More in this quick blurb from Eater Charleston.


On the same week that we featured Aaron Siegel of Home Team BBQ, the Huffington Post released a piece on Home Team. We’re not convinced that it is not coincidental.



South Carolina is, of course, the birthplace of barbecue. Lake High laid out a fine argument for it in his book A History of South Carolina Barbeque. However, some naysayer in Virginia would like people to believe Virginia is where it all began. Haha…Virginia. Seriously?


The Fiddle ‘n Pig Shindig at Anne Springs Close Greenway will be without a barbecue competition this year.


Like a chance for $150 of BBQ goodness? Take Melvin’s Survey. (now expired)

SCBBQ Festivals and Competitions

Our September events are a couple of weeks away. The weekend of starting Sept. 23 we have the following events, all of which are being judged by the SCBA:

South Carolina Tobacco Festival (SCBA)

Mauldin BBQ Cook-Off (SCBA)

Golden Leaf Festival (SCBA)


Opening Soon

We mentioned last week that Gaither Ray’s A Taste of the Old South would be opening soon in Woodruff. Here is a look at the new place.


We also mentioned that The Kicking Pig Bar-B-Que is nearing completion in Lancaster. They have also been posting about their progress on their Facebook page.


From the Archives

In case you’ve ever wondered, this website got its start because my youngest son did not get picked for his Cal Ripken All-Star team when he was 11.

“What?” you ask? “That makes no sense.”

Well, that’s a fact.

Here is the story:

He was part of the team the previous 2 years and they had a lot of success, making it to the Southeastern Regionals each of those years, winning state and district titles along the way.

But his season as an “11U” he was not included on the team.

Needless to say, father and son were none too happy (and if I’m being honest, I’m not so sure I wasn’t more upset than he was).

Mom, being the wise and caring person that she is, suggested that we take the time that would have been dedicated to baseball and spend it on a “Summer BBQ Tour.”

She had just heard about some place in Hemingway called Scott’s BBQ and suggested we start there. She also mentions that I “could write a blog about our experiences.”

And so it began.

So, if you’ve never actually read it. Here is the very first post we ever published: June 7, 2012.