Tracing the history of BBQ and its Beaufort heritage

A rib soaked in mustard sauce at Sweatman's BBQ in Holly Hill, my personal favorite.

There's an excellent piece over at the Charleston City Paper by Robert Moss about the heritage of BBQ in South Carolina and Beaufort.

If you're someone who's into BBQ and/or South Carolina history you'd do well to take a read as there's a couple good references to the emergence of BBQ in Beaufort and some good accounts of its history here.

Do that reading over here.

The reason this piece is so good is likely due to Moss having a book, "Barbecue: The History of an American Institution," coming out on September 19.

Also worth tying into this post is a previous post by Moss on the heritage of BBQ mustard sauce and this other piece detailing sauces by region of the country.