MASTERING THE ART OF BBQ | RANCHO A GO-GO + DA-LE RANCH COOKING DEMO AT SoCo FARMERS’ MARKET

Anybody can grill. But, it takes talent and years of practice to truly master the art of Barbeque.  And if there’s one thing that Owner & Pitmaster Chris of the Rancho A Go-Go Barbeque gourmet food truck knows, it’s how to do real, authentic, “Low & Slow” Bb-Q.  Combine Chris’ knowledge of the grill with the beautiful, farm-fresh, all-natural meats from local farmer Dave of Da-Le Ranch in Lake Elsinore, California, and you have a match made in heaven. These two paired up for a first-ever Bb-Q Cooking Demo at SoCo Farmers’ Market this past Saturday, and crowds gathered to watch the magic unfold before their eyes, noses & tastebuds.

Chris of the Rancho a Go-Go Barbeque Truck (left) and Dave of Da-Le Ranch Meats (right) wow the audience with their amazing Tri-Tip Cooking Demo at SoCo Farmers’ Market this past Saturday 1.28.12.

The smell of smokey Tri-Tip filled the air as Chris slowly barbequed throughout the morning hours leading up to the demo.  By the time the meat was taken off the grill, a crowd had gathered who were hungry for both some Tri-Tip sandwhiches & some Bb-Q knowledge. And they weren’t disappointed!

After tasting how amazing the Tri-Tip was and what a difference it makes to source local, fresh, farm-raised meats, many were like me and immediately flocked over to the Da-Le Ranch booth to pick up a lil’ something to try on the barbeque at home.  My husband is a certified Bb-Q fiend, so I knew he wouldn’t pass up the opportunity to smoke some of Da-Le Ranch’s babyback pork ribs (one of my personal favorites!).  And, oh dear God. They were some of the best ribs I’ve ever tasted – tender, juicy, fall-off-the-bone amazingness.

Time to try it at home: Passin’ the time with a beer as the Da-Le Ranch babyback pork ribs smoke to perfection.

After tasting these ribs, I know I’m going to be a regular customer of Dave’s. The ribs are just the tip of the iceberg of what’s available… pretty much every cut of meat – including organ meat, marrow bones, fats, sausages, you name it – Dave has on-hand. You can catch both the Rancho a Go-Go Barbeque Truck and Da-Le Ranch Meats almost every Saturday at SoCo Farmers’ Market in the parking lot of the SoCo Collection / OC MartMix in Costa Mesa from 9am – 2pm.

Also – a quick side-note – Dave is looking for help with developing his Da-Le Ranch web site. Any web-savvy folks out there who would like to help out a local farmer in exchange for meat (What better form of payment can you think of?! Yum!), please contact him at dave@da-le-ranch.com.  Thanks, and happy Barbequing!

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