The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
April 14, 2015

Rock ‘n’ roll royalty and lilac-coiffed former Fashion Police cohost and Dancing with the Stars contestant ~Kelly Osbourne~ was spotted at Lolinda on Friday March 27th. She was with a group of about 10 friends, and according to Instagram they were celebrating a friend’s bachelorette weekend. In fact, it looks like the friend is her makeup artist, which is fun. While there, they enjoyed cocktails, cava, and lots of small dishes. Congratulations to the bride!

Seems Mr. Vice President ~Joe Biden~ hit a few spots around town with his motorcade, stopping at The Plant Cafe on Saturday for pancakes (reportedly “with a lot of syrup”). The day before, he hit up The Melt. Eater confirms he munched a classic grilled cheese with tomato, tomato basil soup, and a chocolate shake.

Oscar-winning director, screenwriter, and producer ~Alexander Payne~ recently dined at Spruce. Unfortunately we don’t have any details about his visit, but he is known for his work on films Sideways, Citizen Ruth, Election, About Schmidt, The Descendants, and Nebraska.

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.