Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Have You Found The World’s Best Steak?

Terri Stricklin - CFO of BBQ2YOU shot us this one:

I often half jokingly tell people it is a good thing I don’t work in a donut shop, or I would be as wide as the door frame. Their response is usually, “you would tire of eating donuts everyday” or some such nonsense. Having worked in our family’s steakhouse, The Hitching Post, for 40 years, I have never tired of steak! Of course, this isn't your run-of-the-mill steak either. And now, no matter where you are, you can get these steaks shipped directly to your door via BBQ2YOU.
The original Hitching Post Restaurant, locate in the tiny hamlet of Casmalia, California, has for over 57 years been owned and operated by the Ostini Family and is known around the globe as having the “World’s Best Steak”. Quite a bold statement you would say, especially with all the great steakhouses in America. But this well kept secret (Santa Barbara County Historical Landmark #37), nestled near Vandenberg Air Force Base and half way between Los Angeles and San Francisco, blows the socks off the competition. At least that’s what customers have been telling us for six decades. And these are folks that have eaten steak all over the world.
The new business venture, BBQ2YOU, is also a family enterprise. With business plan in hand, HP owner Bill Ostini’s daughter Stacey Ostini Mosti, presented her vision of taking the steak business to a new level. Her concept was much different than Omaha Steaks, Allen Brothers and others in the food shipping industry. Instead of shipping raw steaks for the end consumer to cook, The Hitching Post barbecues and seasons these steaks over a live oakwood fire (known as Santa Maria Style BBQ), flash freezes them and ships the items 2nd day air.
From freezer to table in under 20 minutes, your family and friends will think you just grilled these delicious steaks yourselves-and we did all the work for you! And the next tme you want to send an exceptional gift to a client, colleague or friend-send them BBQ2YOU-they will be amazed at the ease of preparation and the quality of our product. After trying our steaks you will understand why after 40 years of steak eating, I’m still hooked on Hitching Post Products.
----- Terri Stricklin

1 comment:

  1. DITTO! I must admit that I am also blessed to have been born in this family and raised eating these amazing steaks:) I just won't bother ordering steak at any other restaurant because it is always a disappointment. I just wanted to share this little story...
    Last December I was flown in from Texas to work with my sister, Terri and niece, Stacey to work a booth for BBQ2YOU at the Cowboy Christmas in Las Vegas. Although it was alot of work, it was an unforgetable experience. For ten days straight, eight hours a day, I had the pleasure of watching people from all over the United States taste Hitching Post steaks for the first time. They would just get so excited!!! I had worked at the restaurant for over 20 years and customers would rave how delicious their dinners were.... but this time I got to watch them as they put the bite into their mouth and watch their eyes get all big as they chewed in amazement at this piece of heaven in their mouth. They were really shocked when we told them that it was barbequed two weeks earlier and that it was frozen just 20 minutes ago! They wanted more, they wanted to go get their spouses, friends, and family to come over and taste it. Then I'd get to watch all over again! I sure did have fun!! I know my dad, who passed over 30 years ago is looking down and smiling!