Destination: BBQ

Scotts BBQ, Hemingway, SC: Scott's BBQ Plate

NOTE: I’ve stuck this, our first post, to the top of the home page. All reviews and comments below are in reverse order. That is, the newest posts are at the top. All posts can be found in the sidebar to the right. Enjoy… Hello world and welcome to our summer tour. Our family has […]


It has been a long time since our last review. Summer came to a close, the impetus of the “Summer BBQ Tour” stopped, life moved on, and, well… the barbecue actually continued, just on a much slower pace, but, of course, the reviews did not. Apologies. We have, in fact, tried out new places as […]

Simple Truths

Note: I began this post at the end of the Summer of 2012 and found it waiting here to be finished and published. So here it is, the simple truths of BBQ: As the summer draws to a close, we’ve come to a good time to reflect on what we’ve discovered during our “Summer BBQ […]

Scott’s BBQ Documentary

Ran across this documentary on Rodney Scott of Scott’s BBQ in Hemingway, SC, when doing some research online on Cooper’s Country Store in nearby Salters, SC.  Really great feature by Joe York of University of Mississippi’s Media and Documentary Projects, which I stumbled across on the Southern Foodways Alliance website. Really does a great job of showing not only Scott’s […]

Jackie Hite’s BBQ, Batesburg, SC

Jackie Hite's Bar-B-Q - Sign

August 2, 2012 Heather, Camden, and I decided to take a road trip to see a Braves game today and no such road trip would be complete without planning it around at least one BBQ stop. Previously, we were going to take a road trip to hit up Carolina BBQ, Jackie Hites, and Belly’s all […]

A&M Brown’s Barbecue, Moncks Corner, SC

August 1, 2012 Heather and I headed up to Moncks Corner today to start putting her classroom back together before the start of school. (One of those unofficial, unpaid workdays that teachers so often put in off the clock.) I made her a deal. Manual labor in return for some local BBQ. I made good […]

Mamma Brown’s BBQ, Mount Pleasant, SC

Mama Brown's BBQ - Plate

July 27, 2012 Mamma Brown’s is bit like a long-lost friend returned. For years, Mamma Brown’s sold a BBQ buffet in a building just around the corner from our house. While we didn’t eat there regularly, we did go there for a treat every now and again. Like lost friend, I remember him fondly, but […]

Hog Heaven, Pawley’s Island, SC

Hog Heaven Restaurant Pawley's Island - Exterior

July 14, 2012 We decided to stop by Hog Heaven on the way back home from Myrtle Beach, where we had eaten at Little Pigs BBQ earlier in the day. Hog Heaven is an eye-catching establishment right on 17 just outside of Pawley’s on the way to Georgetown. Because we had already had BBQ that […]

Little Pigs Bar-B-Q, Myrtle Beach, SC

Little Pig's Myrtle Beach - Plates

July 14, 2012 Camden had a baseball tournament in Myrtle Beach this week. Today, the team made it to the championship round, then we went searching for some local BBQ. We found Little Pigs was about 12 miles up the coast from our location so we turned right, rode up Ocean Blvd., and soon found […]

Dukes BBQ of Summerville, Summerville, SC

Duke's of Summerville - BBQ Plate

July 6, 2012 This review was supposed to be about Dukes BBQ in Ridgeville. As you will see, it is not. Heather, Camden, and I were eager to go up to Ridgeville to try out Dukes. I had heard good things about it, including the notion that they cooked over wood. If we have found […]

Ray’s Rib King, Yemassee, SC

Ray's Rib King, Yemassee - Pulled Pork Sandwich

June 30, 2012 UPDATE (10/20/12): I am sorry to report that Ray’s Rib King has closed. Ray remains in the catering business, however. I was alerted via the comment at the bottom of the page and confirmed the closing with Ray himself.  See Ray’s message to me posted in the comment below. Also, if you […]