guyism_logoOur cheers go out to for including Santa Maria Style Barbecue in its new list of “12 American Barbecue Styles You Need to Know.”

Writer Jason Epstein opens with the following: “Though barbecue is a worldwide culinary phenomenon, American cuisine is its best advocate. And as a barbecue lover, you should know the different types of proud barbecue tradition throughout the land.”

He goes on to write about Santa Maria Barbecue: “This is a somewhat under-the-radar barbecue style in most parts of the country, but it’s also the obsession in Santa Maria and other parts of California. Beef tri-tip (a cut that comes from the bottom sirloin subprimal cut) is seasoned with salt, pepper and garlic salt before grilling, slicing and serving.”

So true! Santa Maria Style Barbecue does tend to fly under the radar compared to styles such as Texas and Kansas City. But that’s part of the charm isn’t it? Ours is a barbecue for those “in the know,” which would include you, dear reader of the Official Santa Maria Style Barbecue Blog!