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Rodney Scott has been selected as one of nine semi-finalists to enter the Barbecue Hall of Fame in 2020. The chef/owner of Rodney Scott’s BBQ will look to add this honor to a resume that also includes a 2018 James Beard Award for Best Chef Southeast.

Since opening Rodney Scott’s BBQ in 2017, Scott has delighted the Lowcountry with his pit cooked whole hog, and the chef plans to open a second location in Birmingham, AL this September.

The American Royal Association will announce the three winners on May 27 prior to the induction ceremony, which will take place during the 41st American Royal World Series of Barbecue at the Kansas Speedway Sept. 18-20.