Sacramento Delta: Traveling 160

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The Sacramento Delta consists of hundreds of miles of navigable waterways, and a string of picturesque communities along its banks, as well as State Route 160, among other rural roads. Writer Josh Sens explores.

Locke's down-home restaurant with the un-PC name: Al the Wop was noteworthy primarily for being on of the only non-Chinese people in town.

Locke fit for the pictures: Road- and boat-trippers aren't the only ones who have fallen in love with the Delta. So has Hollywood.

If two heads are better than one, 300 must really be something: In which we detail a restaurant with one of the most incredible taxidermy collections in the world.

Giusti's still cooking after all these years: The place is so old that nobody is exactly sure when it started. The secret to (maybe) more than a century of success: It starts with the food.

This blog post was first published in January 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.