The Legacy lives on. The Ostini family and staff will be celebrated their 65th year in business at the original Hitching Post on May 1st. It all started in 1952, when their parents Natalie & Frank Sr. purchased the restaurant with his brothers Vic and Bill. I’m told that, over the past six decades, the Hitching Post has garnered a reputation for excellent food and service, and is known around the world. The original restaurant is located in the tiny community of Casmalia, Calif., about 12 miles southwest of Santa Maria.