Tip a Roo specializes Santa Maria (CA) Style Chargrilled Tri-Tip. We also serve Chargrilled Chicken Breast and Pork Tenderloin. Served in sandwiches, quesadillas, wraps or you can buy the meat by the ounce.
In the Santa Maria Valley on California’s Central Coast, barbecue isn’t just another food, it’s a way of life.
Here, the 150-year-old tradition of Santa Maria Style Barbecue never goes out of style, and now more and more “foodies” are flocking to the area to savor this sizzling phenomenon.
Famed chef Bobby Flay came to the Santa Maria Valley to showcase Santa Maria Style Barbecue on his Food Network show BBQ with Bobby Flay. The hit wine-centric movie Sideways extensively featured the Hitching Post restaurant, a mainstay of the local barbecue experience. Sunset magazine once called Santa Maria Style Barbecue the “best barbecue in the world.” And the new book Renewing America’s Food Traditions calls this signature cuisine “a mainstay of California’s culinary heritage.”
The origins of Santa Maria Style Barbecue date back to the mid 1800s, when local rancheros would host Spanish-style barbecues each spring for their vaqueros, or cowboys, as well as family and friends. Over time, the unique qualities of these homegrown cookouts became known as Santa Maria Style Barbecue.