What is your favorite place to eat?
My favorite place to eat in Lodi is The Dancing Fox (203 S. School St.) because the atmosphere cannot be beat. It’s just beautiful in there, and you can’t beat their fresh baked goods.
What is the one thing not to miss on a tour of Lodi?
I would say Downtown Lodi should always be one of the first stops. Downtown has grown so much and has so much charm. I think you can find a lot of unique things down here. There is excellent food and they have so many tasting rooms that represent the Lodi area.
What is your favorite outing in or around Lodi?
Wine tasting. I love the wines here and every year they become improved and have more diverse flavors. And we have a great Mexican culture here and great mom-and-pop restaurants. You can get a taste of top Mexican cuisine here.
What is one secret most outsiders don’t know about the Lodi area?
The friendliness of the area and how talky people are. They are really nice and community-oriented. People are really supportive of local businesses. It’s a great community, but I don’t think they would know until they visit.
What is your favorite place to browse or shop?
It would be the Market at Crush Kitchen + Bar (115 S. School St.). He brings in such amazing and unique goods. He always has something new and extra that blows me away.
What is your favorite dish to cook?
My favorite go-to dish is risotto. Making it is challenging. I haven’t found anyone I’ve cooked it for who hasn’t loved it. You can make it vegetarian or put in a lot of meat and make different flavors. It’s just so satisfying.