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Who Has the Best Barbecue in South Carolina?

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Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas.

Husk/McCrady's chef Sean Brock has a soft spot for down-home pit-cooked Scott's Bar-B-Que. Louisville chef Edward Lee likes to hit up Jim 'N Nick's for ribs. And Eater is always on the lookout for the best pulled pork or combo plate around. Visitors to Charleston often ask, "Where can I find the best barbecue in town?" Should they hike to Holly Hill to find the venerable Sweatman's BBQ, or is there a closer stop that competes with their whole hog smokey goodness? Perhaps long drives to country shacks make the pig taste better.

Let us know what you think. What are the great barbecue institutions of Charleston and South Carolina? Feel free to recommend a day trip to Columbia or Hemingway if you think the food is delectable. Or maybe you prefer local landmark Melvin's Legendary Bar-B-Que. Tell us your favorites and why. Are the sauces key or must you always have a cup of banana pudding to round out your meal? Leave a comment or pen an ode to your choice for barbecue and send it to the tipline.
· Sean Brock's Meaty Weekend [-ECHS-]
· Chef Edward Lee's Take on the Lowcountry [-ECHS-]