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Santa Maria Barbecue restaurants with a vegetarian in tow?

janetofreno | Jan 1, 201206:19 PM

My husband's work is taking him to Santa Maria in a few weeks....and I was thinking I would tag along for the ride and maybe to do a little wine tasting in the area. I have always wanted to eat at one of the barbecue places there, and figure this is my chance. But DH is largely vegetarian (he will eat fish and very rarely poultry, but never beef or pork) and didn't seem thrilled by the possibility. So, hounds, help me get my tri-tip fix. Which of the many options is one where he will have some chance of finding something he likes to eat? He would love barbecued oysters, but I think of that as a Northern California specialty. Do the major restaurants frown on someone who just wants the side dishes (he would be perfectly happy with salad and pinto beans, but doesn't want to be subject to a waiter's sneer...). Suggestions, hounds? Perhaps takeout is the secret, and if so any good suggestions for picnic spots?

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