So maybe you can’t make it out to the beautiful Santa Maria Valley but still want to try your hand at preparing your own Santa Maria Style Barbecue? Well, have no fear, because several local purveyors offer products that can help you make Santa Maria BBQ like a pro.
For example, Cowboy Flavor of Los Alamos offers its own signature seasoning, as well as pinquito beans and barbecue tools. Cowboy Flavor was established by famed local barbecue master Billy Ruiz, whose catering company is renowned for preparing epic barbecue feasts.
Meanwhile, Susie Q’s Brand of the Santa Maria Valley offers a full suite of products dedicated to our local culinary tradition, including seasoning, pinquito beans and red-oak grilling chips. Susie Q’s Brand was established by Susan Righetti, whose parents founded landmark barbecue restaurant The Far Western Tavern in 1958.
If you aren’t quite ready to prepare your own Santa Maria Style Barbecue from scratch, you can always place an order with BBQ2You, which offers pre-prepared Santa Maria oak-barbecued tri-tip. BBQ2You was established by the Ostini family of the famous Hitching Post restaurants in Casmalia and Buellton, and also offers seasoning and other savory treats.
F. McLintock’s is another local barbecue establishment that offers signature lines of barbecue products, including seasoning, beans and salsa.
As for the actual preparation of your Santa Maria Style BBQ, we encourage you to click here for tips on the traditional Santa Maria BBQ preparation, and here for a how-to video created by Chef John of Food Wishes.
Soon enough, your friends and family will be awed by your barbecue prowess, and you will become known as a neighborhood barbecue hero!