In July of 2016, pitmaster Rodney Scott left the family business, Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, to start a new chapter and open his own place. Rodney Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Charleston takes all the things that Rodney values about BBQ and his time in the family business and combines them with a larger space and an expanded menu that lets him incorporate his life experiences into the foods he loves to eat. Whole hog is still the king of the menu at Rodney Scott’s BBQ. He recently won 2018 James Beard Best Chef: Southeast. In the 28 years the awards have been around, only five African-American chefs have been nominated.