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A & L BBQ Opens in Princeton

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Professional Pit Masters, Andy and Leslie Ferrendelli know good barbecue, and they have awards to prove it.

Located at 242 Commercial Street in Downtown Princeton, A & L BBQ celebrated their grand opening with a ribbon cutting ceremony hosted by the Colusa County Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday, February 18th, 2014.

‚ÄúI sampled the sample of meats they offer, and it was yummy!‚ÄĚ said Colusa County Chamber of Commerce President, Donna Phelan.

The restaurant menu includes items such as pulled pork, ribs, chicken, and tri-tip; in addition to 1/3lb and 1/4lb hand pressed hamburgers that are seasoned with Leslie’s special blend.
‚ÄúWe try to keep our menus simple,‚ÄĚ said Leslie, ‚Äúwe have our base items, and then we have our daily specials.‚ÄĚ

The restaurant is also open for breakfast, serving up corned beef and hash, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and more.

‚ÄėBig Blue‚Äô the restaurants featured smoker, is proudly displayed outside the restaurant filling the air with the day‚Äôs delicious special.

‚ÄúThe smoker was an FFA Project,‚ÄĚ said Andy Ferrendelli, ‚ÄúMason Moore, a Princeton FFA member completed the smoker under my direction.‚ÄĚ

The duo has been barbecuing competitively for as long as they both can remember.

Members of the Kansas City Barbecue Society, both Leslie and Andy have competed around the state earning titles for their best. Recently earning best Tri Tip at the Feather Falls Casino Brews & Brats BBQ Championship in 2013, and taking 5th place overall.

‚ÄúWe have talked about opening our own restaurant for years,‚ÄĚ said co-owner, Leslie Ferrendelli, ‚Äúthis was the best time to begin.‚ÄĚ

Kicking off their dreams, Leslie has left her position at a local grain warehouse. While Andy, a Princeton Ag Teacher, will be retiring at the end of the school year.

The support from the community has been great, mentioned Leslie. She mentioned that people have traveled from Willows, and Artois to eat at their establishment.

For take-out orders, or to inquire about catering, call (530) 439-2300, or stay up-to-date with their daily specials on Facebook (A & L BBQ).

A & L Barbecue is open Monday through Saturday from 6:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. with a special Friday night dinner menu.

Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr, Editor
Lloyd Green Jr. is the Owner and Publisher of the Williams Pioneer Review. He is dedicated in publishing the news and informing the community of Colusa County. Lloyd has been with the publication since 2008, and purchased the business in 2010. Under his ownership the newspaper has grown significantly in subscriptions, publishes weekly, and obtained the title of Newspaper of General Circulation by the Superior Court of Colusa County in Sept. 2017. Lloyd is also the director of advertising, classified manager, legal notice clerk, and circulation manager. To contact Lloyd, email him at or call (530) 458-4141 ext. 100.

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