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Beasley’s BBQ

By Heather Walters
Colleton barbecue-lover Kyle Beasley is taking his taste for creating special sauces and wood-smoked meats to the next level, opening a new barbecue restaurant in Walterboro.
Beasley’s Barbecue opened on Friday. It is located inside the El Cheapo Gas Station, at 1122 Sniders Highway in Walterboro. “We are serving food now. A lot of people are coming to us, telling us they can smell the smoke at the interstate,” said Beasley.
Beasley is taking catering orders, and says he is ready to deliver lunches to area businesses in the city. With a minimum 5-plate order, he and his team will also deliver up to a 10-mile radius of Walterboro’s city limits. “We are focusing on the hotels, too, to get business going,” he said.
Beasley began creating his original sauces in 2013. Then, he won a hash competition for his original hash. Later, while recovering from a car crash that he was in on Green Pond Highway, Beasley’s focus shifted from his recuperation to his love for sauce and cooking. “I pretty much stayed in the bottle for a couple of years, and was having a hard time bouncing back,” he says.
“Then, God told me to get up and let’s roll. And I did. I haven’t looked back since.”
Beasley is already known in the local barbecue circuit, participating frequently in the Colleton County Arts Council’s annual Souper Bowl and Smoke in the ‘Boro. He started selling his original sauces last year in the Colleton Commercial Kitchen, a countywide DHEC-approved kitchen designed to help aspiring chefs and farmers turn their products into retail-ready items. His original sauces – which come in a “slew” of flavors, he said, from Blueberry to spicy Tangerine and even an Apple Pie – are already for sale in a variety pack. The sauces are being sold in retail giants, like Ingels Grocery Stores, from the Lowcountry up through Asheville, N.C., he said. On Saturday, Beasley was working on his newest creations – a Jamaican-based tropical sauce and a separate spicy peach base. “It’s what I do when I’m sitting and smoking the meats,” he said, “in my down time. My mind is full of these flavors that I want people to really enjoy.”
Locally, these sauces are now being infused into his wood-smoked meats, which he cooks at 400-500-degree temperatures in a smoking pit behind El Cheapo Gas Station. “I prefer to smoke my meats with cherry, oak and pecan,” he said.
Beasley says he is preparing to soon vacuum-seal frozen packs of his barbecue to sell to beach-goers and tailgaters. “Right now, the whole business is a lot of word of mouth about what we are doing,” he said.
For more information, go to www.beasleysauces.com. Barbecue plates and sauce packs are being sold locally at his new location, which is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

By Heather Walters

Colleton barbecue-lover Kyle Beasley is taking his taste for creating special sauces and wood-smoked meats to the next level, opening a new barbecue restaurant in Walterboro.
Beasley’s Barbecue opened on Friday. It is located inside the El Cheapo Gas Station, at 1122 Sniders Highway in Walterboro. “We are serving food now. A lot of people are coming to us, telling us they can smell the smoke at the interstate,” said Beasley.
Beasley is taking catering orders, and says he is ready to deliver lunches to area businesses in the city. With a minimum 5-plate order, he and his team will also deliver up to a 10-mile radius of Walterboro’s city limits. “We are focusing on the hotels, too, to get business going,” he said.
Beasley began creating his original sauces in 2013. Then, he won a hash competition for his original hash. Later, while recovering from a car crash that he was in on Green Pond Highway, Beasley’s focus shifted from his recuperation to his love for sauce and cooking. “I pretty much stayed in the bottle for a couple of years, and was having a hard time bouncing back,” he says.
“Then, God told me to get up and let’s roll. And I did. I haven’t looked back since.”
Beasley is already known in the local barbecue circuit, participating frequently in the Colleton County Arts Council’s annual Souper Bowl and Smoke in the ‘Boro. He started selling his original sauces last year in the Colleton Commercial Kitchen, a countywide DHEC-approved kitchen designed to help aspiring chefs and farmers turn their products into retail-ready items. His original sauces – which come in a “slew” of flavors, he said, from Blueberry to spicy Tangerine and even an Apple Pie – are already for sale in a variety pack. The sauces are being sold in retail giants, like Ingels Grocery Stores, from the Lowcountry up through Asheville, N.C., he said. On Saturday, Beasley was working on his newest creations – a Jamaican-based tropical sauce and a separate spicy peach base. “It’s what I do when I’m sitting and smoking the meats,” he said, “in my down time. My mind is full of these flavors that I want people to really enjoy.”
Locally, these sauces are now being infused into his wood-smoked meats, which he cooks at 400-500-degree temperatures in a smoking pit behind El Cheapo Gas Station. “I prefer to smoke my meats with cherry, oak and pecan,” he said.
Beasley says he is preparing to soon vacuum-seal frozen packs of his barbecue to sell to beach-goers and tailgaters. “Right now, the whole business is a lot of word of mouth about what we are doing,” he said.
For more information, go to www.beasleysauces.com. Barbecue plates and sauce packs are being sold locally at his new location, which is open from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

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