James Beard Award-winning chef and pitmaster Rodney Scott, alongside partner Nick Pihakis of the Pihakis Restaurant Group, will open the third location of Rodney Scott’s Whole Hog BBQ on Tuesday, July 27, according to an announcement last week.
The all-new Atlanta location in Adair Park’s The Met, at 680 Murphy Avenue Southwest, will be the biggest of the three locations at roughly 5,000 square feet with 202 seats — nearly double the size of the Charleston outpost.
Features include a walk-up window and a patio for outdoor dining. “Especially exciting to Rodney is that the Atlanta location will be the only one to have a pit in the kitchen, conferring the ability to provide air conditioning for staff as well as better and faster access to pass food through the service window,” a spokesperson told What Now Atlanta in an email.
The menu will feature the same award-winning dishes as both the Birmingham and Charleston locations, paying homage to Rodney’s South Carolina roots using his vinegar-based sauce, with popular mains like Pulled Pork, Steak Sandwich, Catfish Sandwich, and Chicken Perloo.
Sides include Mac and Cheese, Collard Greens, and Hush Puppies, and desserts like Ella’s Banana Puddin’, and cocktails.