The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
July 22, 2014

The dreamy ~Clive Owen~ was spotted again last week, on Tuesday evening at Kokkari. Our spotter said he was there with a large group of 14 or so.

Fresh on the heels of last week’s Jodie Foster sighting, a spy let us know that ~Julianne Moore~, who played Clarice in Hannibal, was at Slanted Door on Friday. She was with her husband and children. They all appeared to have a lovely time and ordered the cotton candy for dessert.

July 15, 2014

~Jodie Foster~ was dining at State Bird Provisions last week and was spotted by none other than the tablehopper herself! And no, fava beans and a nice Chianti were not on the menu.

Bay Area food favorite ~Alice Waters~ was also spotted that evening in the dining room.

Dashing English actor ~Clive Owen~ was spotted enjoying coffee this morning at Rose’s Café, according to a tweet tip we received.

World-famous maitre d’ and Jell-O spokesperson ~Bill Cosby~ had dinner at Acquerello last week. He was reportedly very charming with the staff and other diners. Zippity zappity Jell-O puddin’!

Last Thursday, Farallon hosted a couple of sporty fellows. ~Dan Marino~, former quarterback for the Miami Dolphins, was there, and even gave chef Ryan Simas a nice fist bump.

On the same evening, ~Kirk Gibson~, the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, also stopped in. The team was in town playing the Giants.

July 8, 2014

Mexican World Cup team members ~Gullit Peña~ and ~Gallito Vázquez~ broke their training diet at Papalote yesterday, according to a happy Facebook post. The adorable pair posed for photos, too.

On Thursday night, Destiny’s Child’s Kelly Rowland was at Waterbar for a wedding reception. We’re not sure if she was an independent woman all evening, or just a bug a boo, but we’re hoping she didn’t leave any writing on the wall of the bathroom.

Real Housewife (and restaurateur) ~Lisa Vanderpump~ dined at Twenty Five Lusk on Friday night. She was with her husband and publicist, and they enjoyed the blinis and caviar.

Last Wednesday, former 49ers quarterback (and current Kansas City Chiefs quarterback) ~Alex Smith~ was spotted at District Wine Bar. He was with his wife, and they were reportedly in the area for the Giants game.

July 1, 2014

One of our spies saw San Francisco Giants pitcher ~Madison Bumgarner~ duck into Hillstone on the Embarcadero yesterday. Unfortunately, the restaurant couldn’t confirm if he’d been there, but we’re hoping he enjoyed some tasty meat and the nice view!

Television’s most glorious wearer of gowns and turner of letters, Wheel of Fortune’s fabulous ~Vanna White~, was spotted at Waterbar on Friday. We’re hoping she gestured gracefully at the menu and clapped politely at the arrival of her dishes, but probably not. She enjoyed a half dozen oysters, a half order of Dungeness crab, sashimi, a shrimp cocktail, and pinot grigio. Also, very important announcement: did you know that she is an avid knitter and has a line of yarns called Vanna’s Choice? You’re welcome.

June 24, 2014

Queen of all things beautiful, crafty, and perfect, ~Martha Stewart~ was at ICHI Sushi on Thursday. Then she hit up Tartine Bakery on Friday for some morning buns and a ham and cheese croissant. She was in town for a book signing at Macy’s, and, yes, she did manage to tweet some mediocre food photos while she was here.

June 17, 2014

Whoa, here’s a seriously A-list sighting for you. None other than the debonair ~George Clooney~ was spotted by a reader at The Tipsy Pig last Tuesday night. Did you know he actually used to have a pet pig named Max? It’s true. Anyway, he was spotted with a party of six, including Rande Gerber (no Cindy Crawford, sadly) and four ladies, and they were generally left alone by the undoubtedly adoring crowds.

Another all-star sighting, this time with a sporty twist: ~Derek Jeter~ was spotted at Picán on Saturday night. He came in quite late with a group of four old friends, and was very friendly with the staff, signing baseballs and generally being charming. He had a porterhouse steak (excellent choice) and the shrimp and grits.

June 10, 2014

Famous couple ~Michael Douglas~ and ~Catherine Zeta-Jones~ were spotted on The Streets of San Francisco last week, where they caused a flurry of Traffic. Actually, they were at The Commissary, where they were attending a gala fundraiser for the Ploughshares Fund, according to Facebook. Our spy tells us Ms. Zeta-Jones was in a gorgeous red dress, too—of course she was.

Hit band ~American Authors~ enjoyed a meal at Mela Tandoori last week. They were there for lunch, before opening for OneRepublic at the Shoreline.