Papa?s specializes in Santa Maria-style barbecue, a tradition native to the coastal central California town that dates to the time when Mexico?s rule over California wasn?t just a MEChA dream. So, like the Californios of yore, the Papa?s crew smokes folds of tri-tips and other meat cuts over red oak chips that impart a fragrant, salty flavor. This is also one of the last places in Southern California to order the spicy Portuguese sausage known as linguiAASSa.
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