Dahl is the new editor and general manager of Spectator, the Emeryville-based weekly devoted to all things horny.
L'Amour Shoppes - Excellent one-stop smut shop[pes] throughout the East Bay. The Hayward and Fremont branches come especially well-recommended. (Multiple locations)
Good Vibrations - The place to go for high-quality sex toys, books, and videos ... as well as a not-to-miss schedule of classes and readings. (2504 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley. 510-841-8987)
Townhouse Bar and Grill - Great cocktails, cute bartenders, and excellent food, conveniently located within stumbling-home distance of Spectator's palatial offices. (5862 Doyle St., Emeryville. 510-652-6151)
Fine Arts Cinema - A classic example of the essential repertory theater. Alas, sadly nearing the end of this incarnation, but we're already looking forward to its next one (which we hope will feature better popcorn). (2451 Shattuck Ave., Berkeley. 510-848-1143)
East Bay Vivarium - The nation's largest selection of reptiles and amphibians, with a refreshingly caring and well-informed staff. (Warning: On weekends, also the cheapest "let's take the kids to see some animals and blow off some steam" destination.) (1827 5th St., Berkeley. 510-841-1400)