Northern California

Andrew Zimmern visits Northern California where people are reinventing sustainable living. From hunting doves to developing strange new flavors for jelly beans to training sheep to eat weeds at local ...

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Dove Hunting

Andrew meets up with Holly Heyser and Hank Shaw to take part in a beloved tradition in northern California, dove hunting. After the hunt, they sample grilled dove they caught themselves.

Private Ranch, Yolo County, 30 minutes west of Sacramento, CA

See & Do
Fort Baker

This historic Army post overlooks the Golden Gate Bridge and is part of the Golden Gate Recreation Area. It’s also where Andrew gets to go pokepoling for monkeyface eels with Kirk Lombard.

San Francisco Harbor near Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA

 
Sleep
Inn at Sonoma

Relax at this cozy inn that’s within walking distance to the historical town plaza. Rooms are all equipped with a private deck and fireplace. Also, enjoy complimentary wine, savory hors d’oeuvres and fresh baked cookies with your stay!

630 Broadway, Sonoma, CA 95476

 
See & Do
Jelly Belly Factory

Located about an hour north of San Francisco, the Jelly Belly Factory offers 40-minute walking tours that allow visitors to see how their favorite flavors are made.

One Jelly Belly Ln, Fairfield,CA 94533

 
See & Do
Kick Ranch Vineyards

Andrew is invited to a picnic lunch at this vineyard, where the employees bring in foods made by their families, many of them from Mexico. They enjoy braised chicken mole and goat head.

4903 Harville Rd, Santa Rosa, CA 95409

 
Sleep
The Meritage Resort and Spa

This luxury resort boasts wine country’s only underground spa, tasting room and banquet room -- all located in a cave with steamy grottos, soaking pools and waterfalls!

875 Bordeaux Way, Napa, CA 94558

 
Travel
Napa County Airport

Don't want to spend the travel-time flying into San Francisco, no problem. The Napa County Airport is conveniently located in the heart of wine country.

2030 Airport Road, Napa, CA 94558

 
Eat
Nojo Restaurant

Serving pub food and Japanese-style skewers, Nojo is where Andrew gets a taste of fried monkeyfaced eel served in a kakejiru sauce.

231 Franklin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

 

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