Colleen Marlett

Colleen Marlett

I'm a writer by nature and I love to BBQ...Santa Maria Style, that is.  I am also the survivor of a rare and aggressive gynecological cancer (SCCC/LCCC) and advocate. Mother, Wife, Caterer, restaurateur, Owner of www.filthyfillys.com

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  • Colleen Marlett
    Published 19 days ago
    Series on Santa Maria Style BBQ

    Series on Santa Maria Style BBQ

    So far in this series we've talked about the history of Santa Maria Style BBQ and some of our traditional cuts of meat, and how they're cooked on our open pit... now it's time to talk about some of the sides, which Filthy Filly's has put they're own SMSB spin on.
  • Colleen Marlett
    Published 19 days ago
    Series on Santa Maria Style BBQ, the Filthy Filly Way. The Pin Bone Sirloin

    Series on Santa Maria Style BBQ, the Filthy Filly Way. The Pin Bone Sirloin

    In my last article, I introduced you to the West's answer to BBQ (Santa Maria Style BBQ) and the long-loved tradition of cooking our meat over a red oak open pit. The traditional cut of meat used is a sirloin or top block; however, we became even more solidified in our own brand of BBQ when in the 1950s a local butcher took a usual throw away piece of meat, he called the Tri-tip (for it's triangular shape) and threw it on the open pit with the usual simple Santa Maria style of seasoning we've always used, and still use today. This series will visit these cuts of meat and how to prepare them, as well as introduce you to different cuts of meats, dishes, and flavors families all over the central coast have brought to the pit, which have become a tradition in their own right.
  • Colleen Marlett
    Published 20 days ago
    The Best of the West

    The Best of the West

    There's a town that sits up the coast from Santa Barbara, CA, called Santa Maria. It's where I grew up. Known mostly for its agriculture and touted as a retirement community, there wasn't much to hold a young and restless girl here at the time of graduation... except family, friends, and the great tradition of Santa Maria Style BBQ.