Along the rolling hills and ranch lands of California’s Central Coast, BBQ has been a way of life for over 150 years. Gerald “Ike” Simas and his fellow Elks Club members have cultivated and honored the traditions of Santa Maria Style BBQ to become a household name.

I’ve been an Elk member for 60 years. I’ve been BBQing for about 64 years.

Ike Simas (Santa Maria Elks BBQ Team)