Laguna Beach- BBQ caterer...which would you choose?
Well, my top 2 would be Tulsa Rib Company (Orange) and Buckboard (Upland for Santa Maria-style BBQ)), but between the 2 you listed I'd go hands down with Rick's. I've had the food at both a few times, but never the catering. RitR is fine...efficient, decent food (although not "real" BBQ by purists standards), but Rick's is something more personal...the food is great and you can tell the pride he has making it. The other place I might consider is Bad to the Bone in SJC..I think they do a pretty good job.
Hmm, do I get an invite?