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  • 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 […]

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  • Oahu, Hawaii

    I’ll never forget the very first time I arrived in Hawaii, (1980 ‘something’) as soon as I departed the plane I spotted a whole row of brightly dressed happy people holding lei’s. So naturally I figured it was a special welcome for some other lucky person. Imagine my surprise when two of the lei holding […]

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  • UCSD Farmer’s Market

    UCSD.  Place was like a small town back in the 80’s.  Main food choices were the Pub or one of the cafeterias.  Then in 1989 the Price Center was completed at fast food chains invaded.  UCSD Farmers Market started up in 2004.  Held every Tuesday from 10-2pm.  I went every Tuesday to write up this […]