Jerry Brown Likes Hot Italian in Emeryville; Mandy Patinkin Dines at Universal Café

Mr. Brown, with Hot Italian owner Fabrizio Cercatore, on January 27. Photo: Grub Street

Governor Jerry Brown was spotted by Grub Street yesterday, dining with wife Anne Gust, at the almost one-year-old branch of Hot Italian at Emeryville's Public Market. Co-owner Fabrizio Cercatore tells us that Brown is a fan and frequent guest at Hot Italian's original Sacramento location.

Last week Tablehopper reported on a sighting of Homeland star and Broadway vet Mandy Patinkin, who was dining at Universal Café. [Tablehopper]

And, also, one-time 49er Joe Montana was spotted a week ago Thursday, just prior to the Niners clinching the playoff, enjoying a sidecar with the wife and kids at Jasper's Corner Tap & Kitchen.