The Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau is ringing in the new year with an expanded version of its popular Santa Maria Style Barbecue booklet.

The booklet is complimentary upon request by visiting the Chamber of Commerce at 614 South Broadway in Santa Maria or calling (805) 925-2403. The booklet is also available at businesses and visitor centers throughout the Santa Maria Valley, and at the California Welcome Centers in Oxnard and Pismo Beach. You can also download the booklet in PDF format; just click here and choose the “BBQ booklet PDF” link at the top of the page.

In addition to showcasing the rich history of Santa Maria Style Barbecue, the 14-page booklet features an updated list of restaurants, caterers and purveyors who specialize in this regional culinary tradition.

The booklet also contains recipes for Santa Maria Style Pinquito Beans and Santa Maria Style Barbecue Salsa, as well as pairing suggestions from 12 local wineries.

Are you getting hungry yet?