BBQ road trip

Had the opportunity to join my friends Michael, Andra and her husband Michael on a road trip to Scott's Bar-B-Que up in Hemingway, SC, about 90 minutes north-ish from Charleston. We also met Andra's dad there, who in the grand tradition of southern gentlemen, will quite happily tell stories and talk your ear off .

Like all the decent BBQ places, Scott's isn't much to look at, only open three days a week and is quite popular. Oh, and if you decide to go, bring cash. They don't take debit or credit cards.

Scott's BBQ in Hemingway, SC

After an uneventful drive up SC 41, we arrived at this blue and white kind of dilapidated looking building with bins of watermelons for sale out front and the smell of smoke in the air.

Inside, there are drink coolers to the left, a few tables and the counter where you place your order to the right. Large metal buckets containing ziplock bags of fried pork skins tempt you while you stand in line to order.

Standing in line to order

At the counter, you can place your order by the pound or by the hog. You can even BYOH (Bring Your Own Hog) and they'll smoke it for you. They do turkey and chicken too in case you don't do pork. Lunch plates are available too, with coleslaw and baked beans.

BBQ plate with pulled pork, coleslaw and baked beans

I ordered one of the BBQ pork plates to eat there and two pounds of pork and a few chicken leg quarters to bring home with me for later. If you order the plate, you'll get a lot of pork. The BBQ is tasty and their BBQ sauce is vinegary and spicy. Not quite as smoky as I thought it might be, but still very good. The BBQ pork was so good even the normally vegetarian Michael Maher dug in.

Back for seconds

We stayed for about an hour or so enjoying BBQ, listening to Andra's dad tell stories and watching the line of people coming to get BBQ get longer. Eventually it was time to hit the road and head on back. On the way back, Michael, who is a big railroad fan, decided to stop at an old train bridge to get some pictures. It made for a nice little photo op and I came away with some pretty decent shots.

Train bridge


Train bridge

Under the bridge

Check out the rest of my pictures from our little BBQ road trip adventure.