I recently happened upon Green Acres, a market / deli / BBQ joint in Simi Valley. After a quick search on yelp, my curiosity was reassured by the high ratings from 300+ reviewers. Decided to take the plunge and grabbed a quick bite for lunch, ordered the tri-tip sandwich with the jus on the side.
I’m by no means an expert in Santa Maria style bbq which is what they specialize in but WOW this sandwich was excellent. Served on a light crusted roll (similar to what’s used for cheesesteaks in Philly), thinly sliced tri-tip still pink in the center, light smear of BBQ sauce - this combination just packs an wallop of smoky goodness. Kinda like sipping on smoky Islay single malt for the first time. The jus was a great accompaniment; deep, dark, savory and with a good peppery kick. Imagine a french dip on steroids.