My wife and I made a brief shopping trip to Sears in downtown, then because it was such a beautiful day, we walked around Lake Merritt. A lot of other people and their dogs decided the same thing, because there were a lot out there. Even with all the construction going on for the Measure DD work, it was beautiful and a great day for a walk. I'm looking forward to the work being completed, especially the wider sidewalks and the new green space and traffic configuration at the south end.
We walked past the Catholic church, and I showed her the Cleveland Cascade, which is a nice little space even with the cascade a shadow of its former self. After going full circle, we re-parked near Zza's and had dinner. We were intrigued by the wine bar side, but went to the restaurant side. It has a different vibe than it did last time I was there (which was many years ago), but the food and service were still good. We've got a long list of restaurants we want to try (e.g., Sidebar, which is next door to Zza's) but the local options are closed Sundays.