Margo True

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The Barbecue Connection: South America and Santa Maria

The other day, as I was driving north to San Francisco, I saw a billboard that made me do a double take. It was a giant image of skewered meat. It looked surprisingly like the barbecue served at the Santa Maria Elks Lodge, 300 miles to the south—a food that lingers indelibly in my mind (and, um, body; I ate nearly 300 pounds of meat while researching our story on the subject).

Santa Maria-Style Barbecue on a Giant Skewer

A guide to making Santa Maria BBQ

In Peach Heaven

Paula LeDuc’s executive chef, Daniel Capra, is kindly letting us share this addictive recipe for Grilled Peaches with Pistachio Butter and Bacon-Parmesan-Chile Crumble, before peach season goes away.

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The West’s Best BBQ

In and around Santa Maria, California, succulent oak-grilled barbecue is a way of life, but the region has largely remained off the national radar. Here, an easy-to-use map of our favorite BBQ joints.