San Diego

Andrew Zimmern is in San Diego, CA, for wild vegetables and wild animals, Andrew gets a taste of the unexpected -- whether it's foraging for food along the seashore, a traditional Aztec barbecue in a ...

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Catalina Offshore Products

Andrew visits Catalina Offshore, and learns how this seafood producer prepares and packages its freshly caught giant sea urchins and other fresh seafood.

5202 Lovelock St
San Diego, CA 92110

 
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Tortas Ahogadas el Gallito

Andrew and food blogger Bill Esparza head to hidden food gems in Chula Vista. At a food truck in a parking lot, Andrew has torta ahogadas: a spicy hot sandwich made with slow roasted carnitas, refried beans, hot chili sauce and pickled onions.

1008 Industrial Blvd
Chula Vista, CA 91911

 
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Aqui es Texcoco

Andrew and Bill stop by a BBQ joint that specializes in an Aztec-inspired way to serve lamb. Andrew has Texcoco-style BBQ lamb -- slow-roasted whole lamb that’s served as a platter with all the parts, including ribs, loin, leg, brain and tongue.

1043 Broadway Suite 108
Chula Vista, CA 91911

 
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Lamb Roast

For truly traditional Texcoco barbecue, the lamb should be cooked in a big outdoor pit. But since it’s against the law to serve it in a restaurant, Paco Perez invites Andrew and Bill to his home where he has his own (in the ground) pit.

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San Diego Zoo

The San Diego Zoo's kitchen handles more than 6,000 pounds of food a day. But this food isn't for people; it's for the zoo's 4,000 wild inhabitants who can be some of the pickiest customers of all! Andrew finds out how the food is prepped for them.

2920 Zoo Dr
San Diego, CA 92101

 
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Seafood City

Andrew travels to National City, home to one of the world’s largest Filipino communities. Andrew samples balut: fertilized duck egg with an embryo inside.

1420 E Plaza Blvd, Bldg. C
National City, CA 91950

 
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Tita's Kitchenette

Andrew and Anthony go to a "turo-turo" (a Filipino eatery) called Tita’s. They sample sabo (pork broth soup), dinuguan (pork stewed in pig blood), sisig (chopped pork belly that’s been crisped and tossed with vinegar, chilies and onions).

2720 E Plaza Blvd
National City, CA 91950

 
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Blitztorte Kalye Hits

Andrew and Anthony stop by a Filipino eatery that names its menu items after products. The 2 men enjoy Adidas (chicken feet in spicy vinegar sauce) and Walkman (pig ears, fried and skewered on a stick to look like headphones), among other items.

914 E 8th St Suite 202 National City, CA 91950

 

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