Why are all those people always standing around the Fosters Freezes? Because the fast food (burgers, chicken strips, sandwiches, fish filets, soft ice cream) is good and inexpensive, that's why. The stands are retro.

We've got three in Santa Rosa and one each in Sebastopol, Napa and Lower Lake. Try the one at 1400 Fourth St., Santa Rosa; 576-7028.

- compiled by Jeff Cox