A tablehopper reader wrote in to tell me ~Lance Armstrong~ came in to ~A16~ on Saturday night (I was there on Wednesday for Festa Della Donna, when the restaurant was full of mimosa). He was with a party of six and reportedly said hello to a lot of people who recognized him. According to his Instagram, he was in town to see Hamilton.
The StarletStar Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
Whoops, a tablehopper reader wrote in that they spotted ~Rob Corddry~ (Hot Tub Time Machine, Childrens Hospital) dining at Hunan House in Chinatown a couple of weeks ago, and someone (me) forgot to run it.
Scottish actor, singer, and author ~Alan Cumming~ was spotted dining at Montclair’s newly opened Southern Thai restaurant, ~DAUGHTER THAI~. He was reportedly seated with a mixed-age party of six at the communal table—and it seems it was the day after Cumming’s 52nd birthday, so happy birthday (here he is crowd surfing). He was in the Bay Area this week to “Sing Sappy Songs” for a few nights at Stanford Live.
Chefs ~Amanda Freitag~ and ~Ariane Duarte~ were seen dining at ~FINN TOWN~. Freitag is a New York chef, cookbook author, judge on Food Network’s Chopped, competitor on Iron Chef and Next Iron Chef, and co-host of American Diner Revival. You would recognize Duarte from Top Chef Season 5, and she has a restaurant—Ariane Kitchen & Bar—in Verona, New Jersey. (Finn Town’s chef, Ryan Scott, was on Top Chef Season 4.)