Not sure if this is should go in Home Cooking but it is SO area specific that I think it belongs here...
We're making a family camping pilgimage to the central coast next week (we will be at Lopez Lake near Arroyo Grande/Pismo Beach - between Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo) and I expect to be doing a lot of outdoor cooking for 10 or more of us. I'd like to pick up some red oak wood to properly do the tri-tips in the Santa Maria BBQ style....where can i best get a lot of the wood (and some to take home?
Am I best using regular charcoal and mixing in some "chips, or should I just burn down some larger pieces?
FWIW, we've hit two of the Holy Grail....Jocko's and Far Western Tavern. Hoping to make it to The Hitching Post this time around as well as of course to the Thursday night Farmer's market in SLO.
Far Western Tavern
899 Guadalupe St, Guadalupe, CA
3325 Point Sal Rd, Casmalia, CA 93429