Help Santa Maria BBQ Live The California Dream!

We are excited to share that Visit California, our state’s tourism marketing arm, recently launched “California Dream Eater”—a new “eatertainment” television series hosted by Chase Ramsey, who “proudly, passionately and hilariously eats the best things in California on behalf of foodies everywhere.”

Surely, the Santa Maria Valley—“the West’s Best BBQ Town” (in the words of Sunset Magazine) and the hub of California’s most iconic regional fare—will be on Mr. Ramsey’s itinerary, right?

Well, not so fast—and that’s where you come in!

Indeed, we are hoping to rally fans of Santa Maria Style Barbecue from far and wide to help us make our case for the Santa Maria Valley and its restaurants to be included in the “California Dream Eater” spotlight.

So what can you do?

We would love it if you would join us by doing one or both of the following:

  1. Submit a Santa Maria BBQ food photo from a favorite local restaurant (and make sure you use Santa Maria for the city name). Click here for the guidelines and submission form.
  2. Tag your photo on Instagram and other social media outlets @CaliforniaDreamEater and use #DreamEats. Please also include #SantaMariaBBQ and a tag for the restaurant.

Please tell a friend and spread the word, so that Santa Maria Style Barbecue can earn its rightful place on “California Dream Eater”!