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Your Santa Maria Favorites?

DarkRose | Feb 1, 201302:33 AM     5

My partner and I will soon be relocating to the southern end of Santa Maria from Atascadero. We're not at all familiar with the local food scene in SM, so we're looking for some guidance.

What are your favorite places in SM or the immediate area for:

Japanese? Not just good sushi, but good entrees as well.

Chinese?

Italian? Both your basic Americanized red- sauce places as well as more authentic cuisine (we love Buona Tavola in Paso Robles).

Pizza? Hard to find out here, but prefer something more like NY style pizzas. The best we've found on the coast is Guiseppe's E press in SLO.

BBQ? Especially really good brisket, pulled pork and babyback ribs. I love good tri-tip, my partner not so much.

Burgers? I've heard good things about Deckers. Any input?

Best of the rest? Anything I haven't listed that's a must? Anyplace that's comparable to Artisan or Bistro Laurent in Paso Robles?

Looking forward to hearing what's good!

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