Got wind of a new BBQ joint in Paso Robles, California from Sanluisobispo.com called RB Smokin’ BBQ in Paso Robles, California. There really isn’t a whole lot of low and slow BBQ as you get north of Los Angeles (it seems the style is more Santa Maria Style BBQ as opposed to anything else).
I got so excited about having a low and slow bbq joint in my neck of the woods (about 2 hours north actually) that I decided to call up owner Doug McCurdy himself to get additional information. Per Doug everything is made from scratch (sauces, dry rubs, corn bread, sides, etc.) and they even make their own sausage by hand.
They smoke everything on a Smokin Tex Electric Smoker over apple and hickory.
“All of our meats are smoked to perfection. Pulled pork is smoked 6-8 hours, brisket is smoked for 16 hours, chicken is smoked for 4 hours, ribs are smoked for 5-6 hours, and meatloaf (yes meatloaf) is smoked for 2 hours).”
They opened November 22nd and even though there were people that said they would have to ‘grill’ their meats to please the masses in Central California, they’ve been well received (I am actually surprised more people don’t follow the lead of those across the country with slow cooking over indirect heat). Have you been to RB Smokin’ BBQ yet? I’d love to know your first impressions (or second and third).
You can check them out here yourself:
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