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Rodney Scott Brings Whole Hog Barbecue Shop to Charleston

In the former Chick’s Fry House

Rodney Scott
Robert Donovan
Erin Perkins is the editor of Eater Carolinas, covering the food and restaurant scene across North and South Carolina.

At the beginning of the month, acclaimed pitmaster Rodney Scott hinted to the Washington Post that he was in the final stages of selecting a Charleston property to bring his Hemingway-based whole hog barbecue to town. Today, Scott drops that he will move into the former Chick’s Fry House space at 1011 King St. He tells Post and Courier that his father and oldest son will run the original Scott's Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, while he sets up shop in the Lowcountry.

Eater contributor Robert Donovan introduces Scott in a look at the Hemingway shop:

If you pay attention to food media (and even if you don't), you've seen or heard of Rodney Scott. Between his TV appearances on Anthony Bourdain's Parts Unknown, his mother Ella teaching Andrew Zimmern how to pull a pig on Bizarre Foods, his spot on Southern Foodways Alliance's Joe York film Cut/Chop/Cook, multiple trips down under, and any number of articles written about him — Rodney and his down-to-earth personality are known worldwide.

There’s no set date (“before the end of the year”) for the opening of the new barbecue restaurant, but there will probably be some time needed for buildout of the pits needed for whole hog smoking at the North Central address.