The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
October 21, 2014

Giants pitchers ~Jeremy Affeldt~ and ~Erik Cordier~ stopped at quintessential breakfast joint Mama’s Washington Square on Friday morning, and even took photos with staff and patrons. Their morning was made even more classically San Francisco when they got a parking ticket for their troubles. Wah wah.

Writer, comedian, and overall girl-of-the-moment ~Lena Dunham~ was at Tosca Cafe last Thursday after doing a book reading at the Nourse theater. Eater reports that she was joined by two lady friends, and, like the millennial she is, posted some quippy photos and tweets while she was there.

October 17, 2014

After their dramatic win against the Cardinals, the World Series-bound ~San Francisco Giants~ reportedly partied down and celebrated at The Tipsy Pig. A member of the Tipsy crew shared this quote from one of the team members (but they wouldn’t tell me whom): “It’s tradition we come here after we win the NLCS…and hope the tradition of what happens next continues!”

October 14, 2014

Goldie Hawn at the Green and Gorgeous Gala. Photo by Drew Altizer Photography.

The beautiful (and hilarious) ~Goldie Hawn~ was in town on Friday for the Gorgeous & Green Gala at the Bently Reserve, and while here, she enjoyed a Bloody Mary at the ~ST. REGIS~. Did you know this year is the Bloody Mary’s 80th birthday? It was born in the King Cole Bar at the St. Regis New York in 1934.

October 7, 2014

Jacque Pépin (center) with the ‘hopper (right) and friend Gregory Wells (left). Photo by Marc Fiorito of Gamma Nine.

~Jacques Pépin~—who is in town to shoot his next and final public television series, Heart & Soul, here at KQED Studios—has been busier than the tablehopper with his dinners around town! La Folie was the place to be last Wednesday—he was there with Mary Risley of Tante Marie (toasting her retirement) and Barbara Fairchild, the former Bon Appétit editor. They were accompanied by Gerald Hirigoyen and his wife Cameron (of Piperade and Bocadillos). A tablehopper reader, who was celebrating her anniversary at another table, said the party was there for quite awhile (well over three hours!). Well done! It was a busy night, because at yet another table, Chuck Williams was celebrating his 99th birthday in style.

Msr. Pépin was also spotted at ~PROSPECT~ with a large group (hosted by the Commonwealth Club of San Francisco). He wore a snazzy rainbow tie, how very SF!

The ‘hopper also got to chat with Msr. Pépin at CUESA’s Sunday Supper this last weekend. The incredible icon made lots of very talented guest chefs happy (and shy!)—what a pleasure to have him in town.

September 30, 2014

The fabulous ~Frances McDormand~ and her husband, director ~Joel Coen~ were spotted at A16 last Saturday, according to a tweet from a tablehopper amiga. For those of you who read The Starlet, you know this is not the couple’s first visit to A16, or San Francisco. They have good taste, in addition to spades of talent.