• Bbq
  • Santa Maria, CA

    In 1931, the Santa Maria Club started a “Stag Barbecue,” which was held on the second Wednesday of every month, with up to 700 patrons attending each event.  By the late 1950s, three local restaurants—The Far Western Tavern, Hitching Post, and Jocko’s were on their way to becoming landmarks of this style of barbecue. The Elks […]

  • Chinese Food
  • Panda Inn – Horton Plaza

    In the beginning I remember old seedy movie theaters on this spot of land.  They were demolished to make way for Horton Plaza.  I liked the bright pastels and the design was like something out of an Escher artwork.  It’s easy to get lost in Horton Plaza.  I avoid losing my car here by parking […]

  • Post by Soo
  • Barbusa – Yelp elite event

    I was intrigued when I the Yelp event flier arrived and whole fish was mentioned.  I have loved fish since I was a little kid and my parents bought fresh fish at Woo Chee Chong.  My favorite was the seabass steamed with ginger and soy sauce.  Normally there would be a big line outside before […]

  • Dessert
  • Bear Buns

    Bear Buns has an old fashioned feel except for all the people with laptops using the wi fi.  Selection was on the small side and it wasn’t busy.  I ignored these warning signs and ordered a few items to try.