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

Mr. Brown, with Hot Italian owner Fabrizio Cercatore, on January 27.

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.