About 80 miles north of Santa Barbara on Highway 101.
Known for its special Santa Maria Barbecue.
Wesley Siebenthal wrote in on March 11, 2005 recommending Guadalupe as a place to go to find good bbq (and beans). Specifically, the Far Western Tavern. Take 101 to Main Street Exit, travel west approximately 7 miles. Head north on 1 until you hit 899.
You can purchase red oak at any supermarket, including Albertson's and Costco:
1120 East Clark Ave
Santa Maria, CA 93455