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Update: We've added lots of great prizes! See list below.

You're invited to the East County Dining Club's next dining adventure at Buckboard’s Barbecue & Brew in El Cajon (975 Greenfield Drive) on Wednesday, May 29 at 6 p.m.  Everyone is welcome!

Buckboard’s is brand new to El Cajon, but they’ve been serving up amazing BBQ for 30 years in San Diego before moving to East County. The chef formerly worked as a top chef at Saddle Peak Lodge in Calabasas, a Michelin-caliber restaurant. If you love barbecue, you’ll want to try out Buckboard’s! 

Buckboard’s is famous for their Santa Maria-style slow-cooked barbecue, with meat that is brined and marinated for five days before being cooked over the open flames. 

They also have a full range of craft beers as well as some good wines. 

RSVPs are required so the restaurant can be prepared with a feast for our hungry members and guests!

RSVP: editor@eastcountymagazine.org or call 619 698 7617.


Their affordably-priced menu includes savory ribs, tri-tip, chicken (including a  Mexican-style option), pork, combination plates, burgers, sandwiches, macaroni and cheese and more.  Side dishes include BBQ baked beans, corn on the cob, slaw, potato salad, regular or sweet potato fries, hush puppies, onion rings, cornbread with maple butter. Desserts include a delicious bread pudding, peach cobbler and brownie, with option to add ice cream.

For this event you can order anything off the menu and the restaurant will donate 20% of all food and drinks to benefit our nonprofit.

Proceeds will support East County Wildfire & Emergency Alerts and East County Magazine reporting on emergencies with fire season fast approaching.

Win Prizes! We will also have an opportunity drawing with lots of wonderful prizes you can win including gift certificates to Costco, Buckboard’s, Helix Brewing Co., Starbucks , tickets to Visions of Broadway, a wine lovers gift basket, jewelry, leather goods, silver cowboy belt buckle, Western books, gardener's goods,car sun shades, bath products, Kenny Loggins CD,  barbecue cookbook, and more.

Thanks to our generous prize donors: Buckboard's Barbecue and Brew, San Diego Realty Experts, Mashkoory Insurance Agency, Visionary Dance Theatre, Maxwell's House of Books, San Pasqual Winery, and more.

Our BBQ feast is just in time for Father’s Day--so consider bringing Dad and the whole family along!

Be sure to RSVP and reserve space:  (619)698-7617 or editor@eastcountymagazine.org.

If you would like to donate a prize in exchange for free publicity, please contact us!

Find more at Buckboard's website, http://buckboardsbbq.com/ or visit Buckboard BBQ on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/bbqandbrewsd/. Check out catering options at www.buckboardsd.com.

About the East County Dining Club:  Everyone is welcome at our events at restaurants across East County held 10-12 times a year.  If you choose to join (just $10 a year!) you will receive two free drawing tickets, first invitations to all dining club events to reserve space (some sell out early), exclusive invitations to select events at smaller venues, and discounts on our annual holiday party. You can sign up to join at any event.


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