The Santa Maria Valley’s own Susie Q’s Brand sizzled at the recent Los Angeles Barbecue Festival, earning top billing in the Los Angeles Times’ recap of the event.

As reported in the Times: “The tri-tip, first popularized in the Santa Maria Valley, was juicy and just chewy enough. Festivalgoer John Jackson of Santa Monica was won over by the sandwich after initial skepticism: ‘I was like, “What, no barbecue sauce?'”A few bites told him the sandwich needed none.”

Score another convert to the big flavors of Santa Maria Style Barbecue!

Susie Q’s Brand ambassadors Brian and Nancy Stein tended festival fires and said that their food earned rave reviews throughout the day. Kudos to Susie Q’s Brand for representing Santa Maria Style Barbecue at this prestigious event!