"Like everything in South Carolina, we cook barbeque cantankerously. We smoke our meat with hundreds of opinions and often with a sense of injured pride. Otherwise, it’s just different in South Carolina—all the way down to the way we spell it, more often with the garish and trashy 'q' rather than the upwardly mobile and buttoned-down 'c.'”
More from Jack Hitt on what makes SC barbeque special.