It’s bigger, bolder and badder (in the good sense of the word!) than ever, and it’s still free, too.

That’s right, we are excited to announce the arrival of the updated Sant Maria Style Barbecue booklet published by the Santa Maria Valley Chamber of Commerce and Visitor & Convention Bureau.

You can request a copy in person at the Visitors Center at 614 South Broadway in Santa Maria or by calling (805) 925-2403. Or simply click here to view a PDF of the booklet.

Boasting a new cover featuring Billy Ruiz of Cowboy Flavor, the 14-page booklet includes updated listings of local restaurants, caterers and purveyors who specialize in Santa Maria Barbecue. It also features pairing suggestions with local wines, as well as expanded information on the history of Santa Maria BBQ and its classic local ingredients such as Santa Maria-style seasoning, tri-tip, pinquito beans and red oak.

Don’t miss this definitive guide to experiencing and preparing Santa Maria Style Barbecue, straight from California’s Barbecue Capital.