The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
March 14, 2017

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.

February 28, 2017

Playing surprise matches with strangers on the Dolores Park courts can really make a lady hungry: ~Serena Williams~ was spotted having shrimp and grits early this morning at ~BRENDA’S FRENCH SOUL FOOD~.

February 14, 2017

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.

January 31, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, ~Stephen Curry~ was with a party of about 10 folks that took over the downstairs at ~THE SARATOGA~ after the Warriors vs. Cavs game.

Sounds like ~Joe Montana~ is quite the fan of ~THE SARATOGA~ and reportedly has come in a lot with his wife and friends. They seem to like ordering the salads and pork buns (good choice!) and chicken paillard or fish. He also likes Manhattans and old-fashioneds, cheers.

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.)