The StarletStar Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
Fabulous Brat Packer ~Molly Ringwald~ was at Shakewell last week, visiting her friend, co-owner Tim Nugent. Apparently, the two became friends when Nugent was executive pastry chef at the Sir Francis Drake and Ringwald was staying there. She was in town for a performance at Yoshi’s, and then stopped by the next day for coffee, pastries, and to say hello. A veritable breakfast club, we’d say. She even posted a photo on Twitter, looking even better than pretty in her classic trench and sunglasses.
The culinary prince of Denmark, none other than ~René Redzepi~, paid San Francisco a visit last week, and it appears he hung out with some of our treasured chefs too. According to a tweeted photo, he was hangin’ with Chad Robertson, Daniel Patterson, and Roy Choi at the future home of Loco’l, Choi and Patterson’s upcoming fast-food restaurant.
Then, he dined at Cotogna, where he enjoyed a quiet dinner with his wife. Apparently the pair is in the Bay Area on holiday.
His whirlwind tour also included a stop at Saison, where a reader spotted him with Daniel Patterson.
Some members of the cast of Community were spotted at State Bird Provisions last Friday. ~Danny Pudi~, ~Joel McHale~, and ~Gillian Jacobs~ were reportedly all in attendance. According to Twitter, they were in town meeting with Marissa Mayer at Yahoo! about the upcoming season of Community, which was picked up by Yahoo Screen.
Bay Area resident and Metallica drummer ~Lars Ulrich~ celebrated his bachelor party in style on Saturday night (he is marrying model Jessica Miller). According to People, the groom began his evening at Lucky Strike lanes in SoMa, and then made his way to The Starlight Room for vodka tonics and Stella Artois. Who was he partying with? Oh, no one special, just ~Bradley Cooper~, ~Michael Fassbender~, ~Peter Coyote~, and the rest of Metallica. People is even reporting that ~Ian McKellan~ was with them at Lucky Strike. We like to imagine that the merry band of tricksters re-created The Hangover and someone got stuck on the roof (Sir Ian took the part of Mike Tyson, obviously), but it’s sounds like they were better behaved than that. Oh well.
Fabulous actress, Academy Award winner, badass feminist, and all-around glamorous person ~Kate Winslet~ dined at Spruce on Friday night. She was accompanied by two of her children and her husband, whose name is Ned Rocknroll. No joke. They enjoyed a Hendrick’s gin and tonic, olive, mussels, gnocchi with truffles, and duck. Reportedly, they were very nice and gracious, which surprises exactly no one.
Melissa Etheridge and Brenda Buenviaje (right). Photo courtesy of Brenda’s.
This might be the most literal Starlet ever: ~Star Jones~, whose real first name is “Starlet,” was spotted at Perbacco last week. In case you can’t remember why, exactly, she’s famous (we understand), she’s a lawyer, journalist, and general television personality best known for her time on The View.
It turns out he hasn’t been deported to Canada (yet, anyway), because ~Justin Bieber~ was spotted at EPIC Roasthouse last week. Apparently he was there after a trip to the Apple Store and was accompanied by three friends. It’s not clear if the friends were people or just exotic pets of the week, but we do know that they enjoyed rib-eyes, burgers, fries, and a shrimp cocktail. Speaking of shrimp, have you all seen this SNL spoof of his Calvin Klein ads yet?