Barbecue: SOUTH CAROLINA
Smith's Barbecue, somewhere near Hopkins, SC
(opens when he feels like it - racoon a specialty)
Little Pig, Columbia
Maurice's Piggy Park, Columbia. Mustard-based sauce. I'm with Jim on this one - didn't do it for me at all.
Sweatman's, Holly Hill
Owen's Bar-B-Q, Lake City, SC
Smokey Joe's, Spartansurg, SC
For an AUTHENTIC SC pig pickin', try Moree's, which is in Bloomingdale, a tiny crossroads just outside Andrews. I think the guidebooks give the address as Andrews (birthplace of Chubby Checker BTW), but Moree's is not really in Andrews.
Open only Friday and Saturday nites, like any self-respecting pig pickin' operation.
Brushy Creek BBQ in Powdersville (between Greenville and Easley) is some of the best SC style around - a great mustard (but not too sweetened) sauce. Terrific, clean tasting (not at all greasy) pork. Long a favorite of mine. They've opened a second location, northeast of Spartanburg. For my money, better than Maurice.
That said, for those who think Maurice might be a little over-rated - you have to go to the original, not the McBBQ just off the interstate.
Sweatman's remains BBQ heaven!