Rodney Scott’s BBQ, a Charleston, South Carolina-based whole-hog barbecue restaurant from James Beard Award winning pit-master Rodney Scott is now open on 3rd Ave South in Birmingham in the former Saigon Noodle House location.
Rodney Scott’s BBQ
Rodney Scott won the James Beard Foundation Best Chef: Southeast award in Chicago last year. Scott has been cooking since he was 11 years old and is the first African American to ever win the award. While growing up in Hemingway , South Carolina Rodney’s family ran a grocery store that sold more than just local produce. Every Thursday the Scott’s smoked whole hogs. The Scott’s built their own hog pits out back behind their store and fired them up with hardwood coals. By the mid 80’s smoking one hog per week wasn’t enough to meet the demand of hungry locals and they started smoking hogs two days a week. Two days turned into three and before long they were smoking hogs four days a week.
In 2010 Rodney was invited to Charleston to cook at the Charleston Wine + Food Festival and was an instant hit! Rodney then traveled as far as Australia and Belize to share his passion for whole hog BBQ. In July 2016, Rodney left the family business to start his own place in Charleston South Carolina. His menu has expanded but whole hog is still the main attraction at Rodney Scott’s BBQ. With roots that run way back to a little roadside joint in Hemingway, Rodney Scott’s BBQ is ready to bring big flavor to Birmingham!
Rodney Scott’s BBQ Birmingham Menu
Rodney Scott’s BBQ is part of the Pihakis Restaurant Group which recently opened Mile End Deli here in Birmingham also.
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