Heinold's First & Last Chance Saloon (48 Webster St., Jack London Sq., Oakland). He orders Jack with a beer-back: Two drinks for the price of one!
Children's Fairyland (699 Bellevue Ave., Oakland). Ever since he went there as a seven-year-old he has loved it, joking, Now I just need a child to take with me.
Buttercup Kitchen (229 Broadway, Oakland). Being a night owl, he digs the 24-hour breakfast and orders the sausage scramble over hash browns.
Hand-picked fruit from the Farmers' Market (Fridays on Ninth St. between Broadway and Clay, Oakland). There are Asians selling next to Caucasians selling next to Mexicans, he says. It's an international milkshake of fruit.