March 7, 2014
Rebuild of Scott’s Bar-b-que Pits Underway!

Rodney Scott has been in meetings with Reggie Gibson and Will Wingfield of Reggie Gibson Architects in Charleston to discuss the rebuild of Rodney’s pit room lost to fire in November.  

The fundraising totals are in and plans are underway. The Fatback Collective’s collaborative efforts with Rodney took in an approximate total of $81,000 and monies raised will set the project in motion. 

A member of the Fatback Collective, Rodney Scott is excited to make sure the Fatback Fund has good footing and is therefore putting a portion of what was raised back into the fund as seed money for the next project.

"The Fatback Collective was my primary partner in this rebuild.  Now I want to honor their investment in me. I’ve made the decision to invest $20,000 of the yield from the Tour into the Fatback Fund to aid future efforts. This is my way of investing in the future of food in the South and a new generation of possibilities in Hemingway and throughout the region."

-Rodney Scott

February 23, 2014
Preliminary Rodney Rebuild Fundraising Totals are In!

Charleston $5,492.00; Atlanta $8,325.97; Nashville $9,371.96; Oxford $6,500.00; New Orleans $10,768.00. And on the second half of the tour: Birmingham $11,900.00; Charleston $8,135.30; San Francisco $9,135.80. Plus Billy Reid tote sales of $950.00 and individual donations of $11,000.

Approximate total is $81,000. All figures reflect takes after expenses, if any were incurred.

Stay tuned for more details on how much the rebuild will cost and how much of the funds raised will go into the Fatback Fund, to help other businesses or organizations that are imperiled. 

February 5, 2014
Celebrate Whole Hog in San Francisco!

Fatback member Caleb Zigas and dear friend Ryan Farr from 4505 Meats will be hosting an evening of tribute to whole hog barbecue and help Rodney Scott rebuild his pits that burned in November. 

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Hear more about the Rodney Scott in Exile Tour on NPR’s All Things Considered here: http://www.npr.org/blogs/thesalt/2014/02/04/271526910/when-his-pit-burned-down-a-southern-bbq-master-took-hogs-on-tour

Thanks Debbie Elliot for covering the delicious fun!

January 16, 2014
Pick a City! Join the Tour! The Rodney Scott in Exile Tour.

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There are still some tickets left for the Atlanta Dinner This Monday, January 20th.  Call Gunshow at 404-380-1886 To Reserve.

Also! A new tour stop announced.  See Below to Read About the “Tribute” “band” (aka: chefs) That Fatback Member Caleb Zigas Has Put Together For San Francisco!

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January 4, 2014
Pick a City! Join the Tour! The Rodney Scott in Exile Tour.

There are still some tickets left for the Atlanta Dinner This Monday, January 20th.  Call Gunshow at 404-380-1886 To Reserve.

Also! A new tour stop announced.  See Below to Read About the Tribute “band” (aka: chefs) That Fatback Member Caleb Zigas Has Put Together For San Francisco!

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January 2, 2014
Scott’s Bar-B-Que In Exile Tour in Full Swing!

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Rodney Scott of Scott’s Bar-B-Que, Hemingway, SC

Read on to find out more about the Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Exile tour and how you can meet up with Rodney, eat and help him rebuild his famed Hemingway, SC pits that burned the day before Thanksgiving. 

Here are the dates for the full tour: Make sure to check back here to find out more information on each stop. 

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, GA – Angie 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, Nick Reppond, and John T Edge at Lamar Lounge

January 29, 2014: New Orleans, LA – Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt, and Stephen Stryjewski at Cochon

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

February 4, 2014: Charleston, SC – Sean Brock and Sam Jones of Skylight Inn BBQ will conclude the tour in Rodney’s home state at No. 5 Faber Street

For more information or to schedule an interview contact:

Melany Mullens at melany@polishedpigmedia.com 540.314.8089

Michelle Charak at michelle@polishedpigmedia.com 917.463.3833

Here are some photos from the 1st leg of the tour in Charleston, SC

On December 22, 2013, Rodney Scott and John Haire of Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q served up Scott’s whole hog, barbecue sandwiches right on King Street in Charleston, SC. The weather was an unusually warm 80 degrees for the Sunday before Christmas and the line stretched a city block the entire afternoon. The “Scott’s Bar-B-Que In Exile Tour” was in full swing and folks waited eagerly for up to an hour to pick up a sandwich from the famed pitmaster. The wait might have been long but the music was good and the entertainment of watching Rodney, Steve Green of Conway, SC, and Chef and fellow Fatback Collective member, Sean Brock flip, mop and pull pork was a great way to spend the afternoon. image

Rodney mops on the sauce!

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Rodney and Steve Green of Conway, SC flip one of the hogs.

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Rodney, Steve and Chef Sean Brock pull pork.

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John Haire of Jim ‘N Nick’s Bar-B-Q manages the scene on King Street

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Sean Brock of McCrady’s, Husk and Husk Nashville

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The pork!

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Scott’s Whole Hog Sandwiches

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December 12, 2013
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, GA – Angie 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, LA – Donald Link, Ryan Prewitt, and Stephen Stryjewski at Cochon
February 1, 2014: Birmingham, AL – Drew 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 melany@polishedpigmedia.com 540.314.8089
Michelle Charak at michelle@polishedpigmedia.com 917.463.3833

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 melany@polishedpigmedia.com 540.314.8089

Michelle Charak at michelle@polishedpigmedia.com 917.463.3833

May 14, 2011
3rd place in World BBQ Championship

3rd place in World BBQ Championship

May 14, 2011
Dementia is finally setting in for Drew Robinson.

Dementia is finally setting in for Drew Robinson.

May 14, 2011
Lord help us, Nick’s behind the bar.

Lord help us, Nick’s behind the bar.