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Rodney In Exile BBQ Tour Is Coming To Nashville

January 23, 2014 – Husk & Ruby
Posted by: Clay


You may have heard about Rodney In Exile from the Nashville Scene, Eat Drink Smile, or the Nashville Scene (again), but if not, let me introduce you to Rodney Scott.

Rodney is the owner of Scott’s Bar-B-Que in Hemingway, South Carolina, just outside Myrtle Beach. Scotts has been slow cooking whole hog for over 30 years.

Sadly, on November 26, 2013, two days before Thanksgiving, Rodney’s pit house caught fire and burned to the ground. Rodney was able to get smoking again with some temporary pits, but is now planning to rebuild to keep his famed restaurant going into 2014 and beyond.

In order to support the rebuild, the Fatback Collective, a group of like-minded chefs, restaurateurs, thinkers, writers, and entrepreneurs who promote the use of heritage breed animals and come together to assist imperiled businesses, has organized the Rodney In Exile tour. The tour is stopping in six southern cities, hosted in each by a member or members of the Fatback Collective. The goal is to raise funds to help Rodney rebuild his pit house and get back to smoking whole hots in Hemingway.

The Rodney In Exile tour will be in Nashville on Thursday, January 23 for both lunch and dinner. Rodney will be serving lunch at Husk Nashville from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. $12 will get you a sandwich and sides.

Dinner will be a more exclusive affair at Ruby Nashville. Scott will be joined in the kitchen by Sean Brock (Husk) and Pat Martin (Martin’s BBQ Joint). Beverages will be supplied by Yazoo. The menu will include Scott’s whole hog, Brock’s fried chicken, and smoked brisket from Martin. The cost is $100 per person and reservations are required, as limited seats are available. You can reserve your spot by calling Husk (615) 256-6565 or Martin’s (615) 686-2066.

Come out and enjoy Rodney’s famous smoked pork while supporting a good cause, all while training your body for Meat Week 2014. Visit the Nashville Scene or the Fatback Collective for more info.

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