Aptos, Family

The best barbecue in Santa Cruz: Aptos St. Barbecue


When we have visitors to Santa Cruz, it’s almost guaranteed that one of the nights {OK maybe two} will be spent eating out. Yeah, we’ll grill and make big breakfasts at the beach house, but sometimes, dinner just isn’t going to happen. And Rob and I together are a bad combination because we love to eat and we love to eat out, ha. So when visitors come, we jump at the opportunity to take them somewhere local & delicious. On Tayler’s last night we took her to Aptos St. Barbecue in downtown Aptos, one of our favorite go-to spots for a good dinner (or late lunch}. It’s like walking into a Southern BBQ/music house — live blues most nights, great beer selection, picnic table style eating and a barbecue-infused menu! Tay ordered a chicken salad, but we did not. I always go for the pulled pork, and Rob the tri-tip sandwich. Seriously amazing. Meat is tender and soft — barbecued to perfection that day. I can’t get enough of their barbecue sauce either. I could drink it. I basically soak my sandwich in it. Their coleslaw is the real kind of coleslaw, too — refreshing and light. You probably don’t know, but I’m a huge cole slaw snob and this place just gets in. If you go, try any of their meats, but on the garlic bun. It will change your world and keep you coming back for more.






Taylor is about the sweetest, most gorgeous thing. Love her with all my heart.
And until I can get someone to take my picture without me blinking or scratching my noise or cleaning my teeth, here are some of the two men in my life:
If you see us out & about, we’re probably doing this {kissing jace face!}.
Check ’em out!
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  • Reply Heather August 22, 2014 at 3:33 pm

    How have I never been there?!?! That place looks delicious!! That last picture of Jace and Rob is too freaking sweet.

  • Reply Anonymous August 23, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    ‘Twas a lovely night! Thank you for the delicious food and wonderful company. Your family is a pleasure to be around!

    -Tayler Brianne :)

  • Reply Sis August 28, 2014 at 1:39 am

    Such sweet pics, Jace has so much love to share :) Annnnnd, that BBQ place looks bomb.com!! Next time, you better take me there! Ha

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