C California Style

#CMyCalifornia: Tyler Florence

by C California Style

Tyler Florence’s passion project

Tyler Florence. Photography courtesy of Tyler Florence.

As a celebrity chef who has captivated millions on the Food Network, Tyler Florence is no stranger to the spotlight. In the aftermath of the 2017 Northern California wildfires, however, the South Carolina-born restaurateur and family man—who resides in Marin County with his wife and children—chose to turn the tables. In his new documentary and directorial debut, Uncrushable, which will screen at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January, Florence captures the resilience and bravery of the wine country community and his beloved adopted home.

Golden Gate Bridge

“I never get sick of riding my Triumph over the bridge. Underneath, at Horseshoe Cove, we keep a sailboat that we take out on the Bay.”

Sir and Star at The Olema

“The food is uber-local and always simple and delicious. Nobody is trying too hard here to impress, but somehow they always do.” 10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema, 415-663-1034; sirandstar.com.

Northstar California Resort

“It’s where my wife learned how to ski when she was growing up, so it really felt full circle when we brought our kids. Summer or winter, Lake Tahoe is magical.” 5001 Northstar Dr., Truckee, 530-562-1010; northstarcalifornia.com.


Buckeye Roadhouse

“We love the cozy, lodgelike vibe and comfort food. The ribs and the s’mores pie are favorites.”15 Shoreline Highway, Mill Valley, 415-331-2600; buckeyeroadhouse.com.

Stinson Beach

“My family rents a house on the lagoon several times a year. It’s so peaceful and relaxing—some of our best family bonding time.” Marin County.


Gospel Flat Farm

“A place to stock up on fresh vegetables and flowers. We also like to let our kids run and play there.” 140 Olema Road, Bolinas, 415-868-0921; gospelflatfarm.com.

Safari West

“They have over 1,000 animals, from rhinos to rare birds. The owner, Peter Lang, stayed up all night to save his animals during the 2017 wildfires.” 3115 Porter Creek Road, Santa Rosa, 800-616-2695; safariwest.com.