Dearly beloved, we are gathered in this post to celebrate the union of love and barbecue.
With the summer wedding season in full swing, love is in the air – and it is increasingly followed by the perfume of burning wood and smoking meat. Once confined to the South, more and more wedding rehearsal dinners and receptions across the country feature a barbecue-laden feast. Recently, as I was leaving his son’s wedding, a Colorado barbecue man – by way of Opelousas, Louisiana – gave me a parting gift of some alligator meat to smoke.
Some couples go whole hog for efficiency by holding their ceremony and reception at a barbecue restaurant. Texans seem to do this the most.
Aside from these examples, which suggest barbecue as love ex post facto, how does barbecue spark love? Ophelia Pinkard Taylor, in her 1984 oral history of the Juneteenth holiday in Texas, offered this: “Tradition has it that no maker of a good barbecue sauce will give the recipe to outsiders (those who are not family members). It has been noted that marriages are arranged so that the recipe can be passed on to a family seeking it.”
I leave you to decide whether such counts as a shotgun wedding.
BBQ Central Coast Style
This article has my mouth watering just thinking of Santa Maria BBQ, which brings me to one of our favorites here at Central Coast Tent & Party
Stein’s BBQ & Catering Co. has been serving the Central Coast since 1981. The Stein’s pride themselves on providing a customized menu for each and every catered event to meet the needs and budget of their customers. From Nosh to Posh…Stein’s does it all! Chef Brian is a featured Chef on KSBY & KCOY with his demonstrations of authentic Santa Maria Style Red Oak Pit BBQ.
And Don’t forget :
STEIN’S FAMOUS BEANS,ORIGINAL RECIPE BEANS,CABERNET STYLE BEANS “Vino Beano”
And ALOHA STYLE BEANS !
Tale of the Beans…
“After years of serving our signature beans in our restaurants and BBQ’s for over 30 years…our customers demanded that we make these famous beans in jars, which they could take home and share with their
friends and family! So, to all of our loyal fans…we heard you and we are proud to present our Stein’s Famous Beans from our kitchen to yours! The hearty robust flavor and chunky veggies will satisfy the most passionate foodie. Our beans are all vegetarian, fiber rich, nutritious and delicious. You too will say, “They’re the best beans I’ve ever TASTED!” A portion of all the profits from each and every one of our Stein’s Famous Bean products will be donated to local Childrens Charities… Stein’s Cares! Stein’s Famous Beans are packaged in 16 & 32 oz containers. Large quanities are available upon request for your BBQ’s” – Brian Stein