That first time I drove past farmland and spent a night in the small town of Santa Maria. Sweet scent of red oak was in the air as I ate delicious Santa Maria bbq.
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 […]
Casmalia, CA. I look out the window at rows and rows of lettuce. There are some farm workers picking the ripe ones and boxing them up. On some patches of land grass grows and cows are grazing. I remember these same scenes driving up highway 101 to San Francisco when I was 8. It’s good […]
Walking into the lobby upon check in, we were kinda tired from a long day of driving from San Francisco. The lady at the reception desk was very helpful with all the questions we had. The room was on the first floor, just in time to drop off the luggage and head out for dinner! […]