The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
April 8, 2014

Former First Daughter ~Chelsea Clinton~ was spotted in the Ferry Building on Sunday morning, where she was accompanied by her husband and a friend. They stopped at Biscuit Bender and enjoyed a cinnamon bun biscuit.

Director and actor ~Jon Favreau~ of Swingers and Iron Man fame was apparently in town last week. He enjoyed a meal at Alta CA, where he tweeted a picture last Monday. Then, our spy spotted him at Patxi’s Pizza last Tuesday, with the MythBusters crew. You can take a look at the trailer for the brand-new film he wrote and directed, Chef (it comes out May 9th).

April 1, 2014

Icelandic princess of all things strange and wonderful, the fabulous ~Björk~ was at La Movida in the Mission on Saturday night. She dined with a group of eight, and they had an almost entirely vegetarian dinner of zucchini spaghetti, mushroom flatbread, and Brussels sprouts salad.

Famous goofball ~Ashton Kutcher~ (and father-to-be) dined at Pera with a party of five last Tuesday. They enjoyed the small dipping platter, flaming cheese, and gigante beans as an appetizer and he had the restaurant’s signature thinly sliced skirt steak. Everyone cleaned their plates too!

Broadway star ~Taye Diggs~, who also appeared in movies Chicago and How Stella Got Her Groove Back, was spotted at Swig last Tuesday night. He reportedly left a very generous tip. Which is always a cool thing to do.

March 25, 2014

~Mary-Kate Olsen~ and twin sister ~Ashley Olsen~ hosted a party for their fashion line, The Row, at Marlowe last Tuesday. They were in the company of San Francisco Ballet principal dancer Damian Smith, too, and it looks like the evening was très chic. Racked has details and photos.

Funnyman-turned-serious-politician ~Al Franken~ was spotted at Scala’s Bistro. He was enjoying happy hour with some friends.

A tablehopper reader was excited to spot Momofuku’s ~David Chang~ with Momofuku Milk Bar owner and badass pastry chef Christina Tosi at Bar Tartine. Chef Nick Balla says Danny Bowien brought them in. The Bar Tartine team was excited to cook for Chang since they have been using a bunch of the miso and bonji from Chang’s test kitchen in New York, and they made a special sunflower miso for Bar Tartine “that fits the Hungarian-Japanese fusion perfectly!”

Chang also hit up the pupusa stand in front of Panchita’s Restaurant No. 2—his Facebook post has him musing about wanting to make a miso butter version. Have at it.

March 18, 2014

Broke-Ass Stuart spotted ~Robin Wright~ at Specs Bar in North Beach on Monday, according to a Tweet. She was there with her fiancé, Ben Foster. No word if Stuart proposed a “Meechum” or not.

Smooth jazz saxophonist extraordinaire ~Kenny G~ is apparently hooked on the bagel sandwiches at Authentic Bagel Company in Oakland. According to a tweet and a photo, he was there on Monday, getting his holey fix.

Desperate Housewives actress (and Bay Area native) ~Teri Hatcher~ was spotted at Torc in Napa on Saturday. She and a friend enjoyed deviled eggs and the pakoras (good choice!).

March 11, 2014

~James Belushi~ was spotted at Slanted Door last week. No word what he enjoyed, but we’re sure he had a good time.

Law & Order: SVU star ~Stephanie March~ (and Bobby Flay’s wife) was spotted at Tartine last week. She enjoyed a morning bun, bread pudding, and an éclair. She even took a selfie with the staff, with the nicest caption ever.

Tartine was the place to be last week! Apparently, model ~Karlie Kloss~ popped in on Thursday. She ordered a ham and cheese croissant, chocolate chip walnut cookie, and ice almond milk latte.

British actor ~Benedict Cumberbatch~ was spotted at Commonwealth on Sunday evening. The actor, who was in such films as 12 Years a Slave, The Fifth Estate, and Star Trek Into Darkness, enjoyed a cocktail before tucking into his dinner.

March 4, 2014

That ~Frances McDormand~ just seems to know all the best places in town. She was spotted at Tartine Bakery yesterday, having lunch with also-famous husband Joel Coen. They enjoyed a spicy turkey dorado, side salad, and lemon cream tart, and were lovely to the staff. Of course they were.