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The Bessinger family of Holly Hill is arguably the most important family in the history of SC BBQ, and that is a long and storied history. Originating in Orangeburg County in the late 1930s, when patriarch Joe Bessinger opened his Holly Hill Café, the Bessingers became the first family of SCBBQ. From Joe, his boys […]
South Carolina is blessed when it comes to BBQ. In SC, barbecue is often defined by the sauce it is served with. South Carolina — arguably the birthplace of BBQ — can brag about having four distinct sauce regions. In the map below, you will see how the state divides according to the sauce […]
Robert’s Bar B Que has been a staple in North Charleston for many years. Robert’s is born of the Bessinger clan of BBQ restaurants that dominate the SC BBQ scene. Robert is one of five of Joseph Bessinger’s sons (the others are Maurice, Thomas, Melvin, and Joe David) who learned to cook BBQ the way […]