The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
August 26, 2014

~Barry Bonds~ was spotted dining at Waterbar last Thursday. Perhaps he enjoyed the the, ahem, naturally raised, hormone-free (pork) cheeks?

August 12, 2014

Everyone’s favorite celebrity-couple-to-love (and spread rumors about), ~Beyoncé~ and ~Jay-Z~, were in town playing a concert at AT&T Park (perhaps you heard it?). While here, they dined at Tosca Cafe both nights, in the private dining room. You know, the one behind the partition. This makes sense, as Scoop points out, as Jay-Z is an investor in Ken Friedman and April Bloomfield’s The Spotted Pig in New York.

They also lunched at Boulevard with Blue Ivy, and ordered more than 100 sandwiches from The Melt for their crew of 130 at the ballpark, after their final show.

Everyone’s favorite celebrity-couple-to-hate, ~Kim Kardashian~ and ~Kanye West~, dined at Cotogna separately on Thursday, according to SFist. Then they dined together at Quince’s curATE on Saturday after Kanye’s set at Outside Lands. Uh-huh, honey, both of them, along with 30 friends, bought out the space for a little after-hours noshing and partying. We’re sure it was klassy.

The inimitable Sir ~Patrick Stewart~ was at Outside Lands this weekend, where he enjoyed the Chocolate Gold Rush at Humphry Slocombe. Because he is the classiest, most awesome guy ever, he was wearing a shirt with Shakespeare on it and a jaunty cap.

Captain Picard isn’t the only one who likes ice cream—warehouse managers do too. ~Craig Robinson~ of The Office was also spotted at Outside Lands, at the Three Twins ice cream stand. He was enjoying a Madagascar vanilla ice cream wafer sandwich.

According to a tweet from a Twitter pal, redheaded comedian ~Carrot Top~ was spotted at SPQR on Saturday night.

August 5, 2014

Chef Srijith Gopinathan of Campton Place has been consulting with actor ~Manish Dayal~ on his new film, The Hundred-Foot Journey. Apparently, the actor worked hard to portray a chef in a convincing way, and he and Gopinathan had many conversations about Indian food and kitchens. For more information on the film and Dayal’s work preparing for the role, check out this interview in Vanity Fair.

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.