One of Austin's best pitmasters will bring Texas barbecue to South Carolina. According to the Charleston City Paper, La Barbecue's John Lewis will open "a second concept" in the city, opening by Spring 2015.
La Barbecue's LeAnn Mueller tells Eater Austin the restaurant will be called Lewis Barbecue, and Lewis will definitely remain with Austin-based La Barbecue. Mueller says, "He's really excited and we are excited for him." Watch this space for updates.
Update! The Statesman has a few more details: "Lewis will be spending the first few months of operation at the new South Carolina restaurant when it opens next spring." Their report also says the restaurant does not yet have an official name.