Wednesday, 21 March 2012 by Ashley Corn
Right next to the Belton Collision Center on South I-35 is a little bright orange building that you can't miss, especially with the inviting smell of freshly cooked barbecue.
Owner of the new "Sugar Britches Barbecue," Mike Eskew, also known as "The Pit Master," from Waco always had a dream of opening up a barbecue shop, and when a spot opened up in Belton he jumped at the opportunity. When asked where the unique name "Sugar Britches" came from, The Pit Master himself said it came to him one day and it "just stuck".
The grand opening was on Feb. 25 and the first 50 customers each received a free chopped sandwich.
"We've had some returning customers since then, which is great," Sugar Britches employee Debbie Griffin said.
The word is already getting out about the little barbecue house.
"My brother told me about this great little barbecue place in Belton, so I took my fiancée Haley," Temple resident Michael Machado said. "We tried the ribs and the hamburger, and it was even better than we expected. I already told some friends to come eat here."
Michael's fiancée Haley Libersky added, "We could smell how good it was from the road."
The future of this business seems to be very promising, If you're looking for great tasting, well priced traditional barbecue and hamburgers, served by friendly people, then stop by from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. every Tuesday-Saturday. You can also make custom orders for "Sugar Britches" by calling (254) 421-8150.