Rodney Scott, the famed barbecue pitmaster from Hemingway, SC, is taking his show on the road. After a residency at Nick’s Bar-B-Q on King Street in Charleston, SC, on December 22, 2013, he’ll tour the South from January 20 until February 4, 2014, bringing honest whole hog barbecue to a wide swath of the region.

Why the tour? Two days before Thanksgiving, Rodney’s pit house went up in flames. Undaunted, Rodney quickly put temporary pits in place, stoked the burn barrels again, and flipped more splayed hogs onto the grates. Now, two weeks later, he is ready to plan the rebuild. 

On the Rodney in Exile BBQ Tour, Fatback will serve as host for Rodney. The members of the Fatback Collective encourage you to join them in fellowship and ask you to support this bootstrap effort to rebuild a totemic barbecue joint, one sandwich at a time. 

The full tour schedule with participating chefs and cities follows:

 Rodney in Exile BBQ Tour: Fatback Grand Trail

December 22, 2013: Charleston, SC—John Haire at Nick’s Bar-B-Q 

January 20, 2014: Atlanta, GAAngie Mosier and Kevin Gillespie at Gunshow

January 23, 2014: Nashville, TN – Sean Brock and Patrick Martin at Husk Nashville

January 27, 2014: Oxford, MS John Currence and John T Edge at Lamar Lounge

January 29, 2014: New Orleans, LADonald Link, Ryan Prewitt, and Stephen Stryjewski at Cochon

February 1, 2014: Birmingham, ALDrew Robinson and Nicholas Pihakis at Jim N Nick’s Bar-B-Q

February 4, 2014: Charleston, SC – Sean Brock, Sam Jones, and Special Guests across from McCrady’s


For more information or to schedule an interview, please contact:

Melany Mullens at 540.314.8089

Michelle Charak at 917.463.3833

Hmm, I might have to see if I can make the second Charleston stop on Tuesday, February 4… 


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