Roger Woo teaches journalism at Tokay High School. He moved to Lodi in 1981 and spent the years since enjoying what Lodi has to offer.
Q: What is your favorite place to eat?
A: There’s a bunch of ’em. Taste of Thai, Ming Sing on Lodi Avenue, and Matsuyama Sushi. There’s a good variety, it extenuates different parts of your taste buds. Denis’ Country Kitchen has great omelets.
Q: What’s one thing not to miss on a tour of Lodi?
A: Micke Grove Park and Lodi Lake. Calm, peaceful and shady. Bring the kids for a picnic or head to the zoo.
Q: Favorite outing in or around Lodi?
A: I like to go to San Francisco; it’s close by. Stop by Chinatown or the Palace of Fine Arts. There are a jillion things happening all the time. There’s something for everyone.
Q: What is one secret most outsiders don’t know about Lodi?
A: It’s a great family town. Couples have children; they take them out to a lot of parks where they can play. You can just let them go and have fun, meet other kids.
Q: Favorite place to browse or shop?
A: To tell you the truth, I don’t shop too much. But we’ve got a few good used bookstores. There’s Tom’s Used Books, and the Book Rack on Lockeford Street. And there’s Lodi Cooks, with all those cooking things. That’s a good place to go.