Category South Carolina

Bernie’s – Columbia, SC

As I planned a trip to Myrtle Beach, I realized that Columbia was about midway – and I had recently heard about Bernie’s Fried Chicken.  I had thought about stopping on the way up, but that was on Sunday – the one day of the week they are closed.    We were heading home on […]

Scott’s Pit Cooked Bar-B-Q – Hemingway, SC

For the last eight years, I’ve been wanting to eat barbecue at Scott’s Variety.  But it is slap dab in the middle of nowhere – 80 miles north of Charleston and 100 miles east of Columbia.  Not to mention more than 300 miles from home…  I just couldn’t find an excuse to get there.  The […]

Jackie Hite’s Bar-B-Q – Batesburg-Leesville, SC

 We first tried to eat at Jackie Hites Bar-B-Q several years ago. I can’t tell you exactly when it was, but I do know that it was a Tuesday. “How do I know”, you ask? My notes are very clear (in BOLD CAPS) that they are closed for lunch on Tuesday. They’re pretty clear […]

BBQ Barn – North Augusta, SC

Since we hadn’t driven anywhere lately, we took off this weekend up to Fayetteville, NC to visit our daughter and her husband.  If you’d have asked me the best way to get from Atlanta to Fayetteville, I never would have guessed that you would take I-20 east until it ends and drive briefly north, but […]

The Rodney Scott in Exile Tour, at Gunshow – Atlanta, GA

After the smokehouse at Scott’s Bar-b-que in Hemingway, SC, burned down last November, members of the Fatback Collective brought some of its members together to put on the “Rodney Scott in Exile Tour”, bringing Rodney Scott and his whole hog barbecue to towns around the South.  The Atlanta stop was on Monday, at Gunshow, where […]

The Glass Onion- Charleston, SC

As we were heading to Charleston, I only had two places on my food list, the Glass Onion and Martha Lou’s Kitchen.  We heard about the Glass Onion on Road Trip with G. Garvin on the Travel Channel.  Then I found out they had been on Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.  And then I read an […]

Sweatman’s Barbecue – Eutawville, SC

On the way back home from Charleston to Atlanta, I knew that I’d have one chance for roadside barbecue.  Four or five years ago, a friend of mine from Charlotte sent me a list of great barbecue places in the Carolinas.  Only four of those were in South Carolina and Sweatman’s Barbecue (in his words […]