The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
March 31, 2015

The brand-new The Yard in Mission Rock hosted rock band ~The Mowgli’s~ last Wednesday before they played a sold-out show at The Independent. The band enjoyed beers on the patio on the bay, and even snapped a photo.

Well, this is fitting, since Game of Thrones is rather, well, EPIC: star ~Peter Dinklage~ was spotted at EPIC Roasthouse on Saturday night.

Perennial Starlet favorite ~Joe Montana~ and his wife Jennifer were spotted at Waterbar last Tuesday, where the ran into Heisman Trophy winner Marcus Mariota. Apparently the pair had some things in common, and even posed for a photo together.

March 17, 2015

Here’s a nice Irish star sighting for St. Patrick’s Day: half-Irish actor ~Michael Fassbender~ was spotted at Chubby Noodle on Saturday night. No word on what the hunky fellow was eating, but he’s in town filming the Steve Jobs movie, and was spotted a couple of weeks ago too.

Academy Award-nominated film director ~Spike Lee~ was spotted at EPIC Roasthouse last Wednesday.

March 10, 2015

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.

March 3, 2015

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.

Local musician-turned-international superstar ~Carlos Santana~ dined at Copita on Sunday night. He was with his wife, drummer Cindy Blackman, and apparently the pair are fans of the restaurant and were trying to convince Joanne Weir to open a location near their home outside Las Vegas.

NBA point guard and Oakland native ~Gary Payton~ had dinner and drinks at District on Friday.

February 24, 2015

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.

~Melissa Etheridge~ dined at Brenda’s French Soul Food on Polk last week. She was there not only to have the amazing biscuits and soul food, but also because she wanted Brenda Buenviaje to carry her special line of cannabis wine. How would that be for the munchies? Wow.

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.

February 17, 2015

Bloomberg News reports that President ~Barack Obama~ dined at Spruce during his fundraising visit to San Francisco last week. We don’t know what he ate, but the man has a palate, so hopefully it was delicious and paired with excellent wine.

~Peter Krause~, star of HBO’s Six Feet Under and, more recently, Parenthood and Dirty Sexy Money, was spotted at Fork Roadhouse in Sebastopol. He lives near there and was seen enjoying brunch near the fire with his family. How cute is that?

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?