Searching street after street for quality BBQ in Santa Maria, California, we happened upon BBQ Land at 1975-A South Broadway. We were skeptical about the name, which sounded too hokey to be true, but oh, how we were wrong! This tri-tip sandwich on grilled bread exceeded our expectations exponentially. We were actually sad with every mouthful, for we knew our gastronomic ecstasy would eventually come to an end with the last bite. It was the red oak flavor and extreme tenderness that cinched the deal, and we’ll be dreaming about this slice o’ heaven until we plan our return to Santa Maria.