We have been grilling over an oak wood fire at the HP II for over 27 years, in the original Casmalia Hitching Post since 1952, and in our region for over 200 years. The recipe is simple: basting with vinegar and oil, seasoning with salt, garlic, pepper, and grilling over the local Coast Live Oak wood. There are hundreds of procedures and details to follow the make our food happen at a consistant and high level of quality every night, but once it all comes off the grill, the results add up to more than any single item put into it. We think this is Magical – Magic Stuff.
Cooking is alchemy, especially cooking over a wood fire. But all the science, we don’t understand. In some ways, it is just our job five days a week. But when these weeks turn to months, and months to years, and years to decades, this is the stuff of Magic. Here, in the HP II kitchen, we are blessed with Brad Lettau (30 years) and Jesus Montano (27 years), who run a crew with over 200 years of combined experience at the HP II. We think this is Magical – Magic Stuff.
And to have made wine in our garage over 30 years ago, and to now make 15,000 cases a year, and to serve this wine that we have made, and have it match well with the HP II foods we create – We think this is Magical – Magic Stuff.
And to have so many fans that have supported us over the last 60 years, that care about us enough to help us rename our spice, and who care so much that we get it right. To have so many fans who enthusiastically support us and continue to spread the word about the Hitching Post II. We are blessed to count you as friends. We think this too is Magical – Magic Stuff.
Thanks to everyone who helped us find, and are so much a part of, our HP Magic Stuff.
Announcing our SweepSteaks Winners!
First Prize - Magic Stuff - Donald P. - $200.00 Gift Certificate
Runner up entries (5)
Shake Up - Andy Cracchiolo - $100 gift certificate
Maya's Magic - Dan Fendel - $100 gift certificate
Secret Stash - JoyousJeff - $100 gift certificate
Taste of Life - Ben and Linda Salloum - $100 gift certificate
Trail Dust - Matthew Biggins - $100.00 gift certificate
(There were four entries with this suggestion Trail Dust, Mr. Biggins was
the first one in; all others will receive a $25.00 gift certificate.)
The two top "most likes" were:
Hitching Potion, also submitted by Matthew Biggins - $150.00 gift
certificate. The second most likes was : Santa Maria Salt - Stephen Bess - $150.00
Thanks to everyone for participating!