Charmed by Santa Maria Valley

Cubanissimo Cuban Coffee

My October 2019 print article in Oakland Magazine and Alameda Magazines, covering the original 1800s barbecue style of the west: Santa Maria barbecue, as well as wineries, bars, coffee, bakeries, cider producers and restaurants/food around California’s Santa Maria Valley from Orcutt to Los Alamos.

Article here.

My other Oakland and Alameda Magazine articles include romantic getaways in Beverly Hills and Santa Monica, walkable Huntington Beach in the OC (SoCal) and going well beyond wine in the Willamette Valley with beer, spirits, ciders, mead and, yes, wine.

The OG Hitching Post in Casmalia


Jocko’s in Nipomo


Presqu’ile Winery


House charcuterie, wine & cocktails at Pico in Los Alamos


Hitching Post, Casmalia


Bodega natural wine bar in Los Alamos


Hitching Post’s Santa Maria-style barbecue steaks


Naughty Oak Brewing in Orcutt