Pitmaster Rodney Scott and crew are hard at work transforming the former Chick’s Fry House into a space equipped to bring bring his whole hog barbecue to town. Fans of Scott's Bar-B-Que in Hemingway are eagerly awaiting the opening, so they no longer have to make the trip up the coast for skins, pulled pork, and a bit of the Scott charm.
Construction started on the pit house at 1011 King St. earlier this month with Scott proclaiming his excitement, on Instagram, over the plumbing work being completed just a few days ago.
Almost as integral to the restaurant as the smoking rooms, Scott is also actively looking for other pitmasters, a kitchen crew, and waitstaff. The original deadline for the Charleston restaurant to be open was before the end of the year, so the countdown is on to see if the Lowcountry will be delighting in whole hog dinners by the time the calendars turn to 2017.