Santa Maria Style Barbecue / Credit: Jim MorrisCalifornia Country Television salutes Santa Maria Style Barbecue in a sizzling new segment on our regional culinary tradition. Click here to view the video.

The show features the Minetti-Righetti family, owners of the Far Western Tavern and Susie Q’s Brand. The Far Western Tavern is a landmark restaurant specializing in Santa Maria Style BBQ, and Susie Q’s Brand offers artisan Santa Maria Style Barbecue foods that are available at a wide variety of retailers.

The show also includes John Porter of Alamo Farming. John is a third-generation Santa Maria Valley farmer who grows pinquito beans for local restaurants as well as Susie Q’s Brand. These native beans are a staple of the classic Santa Maria Style Barbecue menu.

California County Television is operated by the California Farm Bureau Federation and airs across the state each week. Thanks to host Tracy Sellers and the California County team for turning the spotlight on Santa Maria Style Barbecue!