Your favorite place to eat: Pietro’s. I love the atmosphere, the new garden and remodeled interior is great and the food is wonderful — especially the calamari.
One thing not to miss on a tour of lodi: Lodi Lake is a great place to spend the day. My kids like riding their bikes there.
Favorite outing in or around lodi: Taking the train from the Lodi Depot to Old Sacramento is fun. There are lots of great restaurants and shops in Old Sac as well as the train museum. And then the train brings you home.
One secret most outsiders don’t know about lodi: Wine & Roses is a 5-star resort with a great restaurant and spa. When you are there, it doesn’t feel like you are in the city.
Favorite place to browse or shop: Lowe’s, because I love to work in my yard and I always need something from there.
Something quirky or cool about lodi: The original A&W Root Beer made the first root beer here in Lodi.