The StarletStar Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
Author, actor, writer, producer, director, and all-around hilarious person ~Mindy Kaling~ was in town shooting The Mindy Project last week. She and costar ~Chris Messina~ dined at EPIC Roasthouse on Tuesday night. They ate on the patio and enjoyed the clam chowder, a burger, and meatballs. This only confirms our fears: everyone really is hanging out without us.
Television personality and chef ~Rick Bayless~ was in town last week for a Negra Modelo event, and he definitely got around town. A spy sent over a photo of him at Tony’s Pizza Napoletana, and his Twitter feed mentions stops at Rich Table, Range, Nopalito, Namu Gaji, a behind-the-scenes tour at La Palma, and a liquor tasting at Tres. After his, ahem, controversial remarks on his last visit, it seems he decided to keep his remarks perky and positive. His Twitter feed is a stream of flat-out raves, many in all caps. He and his impressive mustache apparently spent the last few days (and his birthday) down in Half Moon Bay.
It was a busy weekend at Tacolicious Valencia, where ~Tim Robbins~ also had lunch on Saturday. That’s fine with us, because inserting “taco” into movie titles is actually pretty funny. Anyway, he reportedly enjoyed the 10-taco platter (he’s a man with an appetite, awesome), Brussels sprouts, and a spicy beer.
Giants’ manager and one of the most stoic people on television, none other than ~Bruce Bochy~ celebrated his triumphant return to San Francisco with a meal at Waterbar on Thursday night. His party enjoyed a festive bottle of Billecart brut rosé, a “deluxe french fry presentation” with lobster, caviar, and hollandaise (whoa), along with pan-roasted sablefish, seared petrale sole, and grilled ono. For dessert, the kitchen sent out a special dish shaped like a baseball. Gotta love those Giants!
Comedy icon and 2012 presidential candidate ~Roseanne Barr~ was spotted at Elite Cafe, which is funny given her working-class roots and comedy. Anyway, she was there with one other woman and they kept to themselves and had a quiet conversation. She is still looking very trim after her highly publicized weight loss.