November 9, 2010

November 9, 2010

I love it when some serious star wattage glows in random places, like the Dogpatch! Both ~Clive Owen~ and ~Nicole Kidman~ were spotted at Piccino on separate days. The tablehopper reader (and Piccino regular) reports Ms. Kidman was “majestically tall” and appeared to be eating a salad and funghi pizza.

And according to Leah Garchik, the duo were also spotted dining at Kokkari with filmmakers Phil and Peter Kaufman—“They will star in the Kaufmans’ movie about Ernest Hemingway [for HBO]; Owen as Hemingway and Kidman as Martha Gellhorn [a journalist, and one of Hemingway’s wives].”

Man-about-town and City Dish-er, Kevin Blum was at Eliza’s on California and Divisadero over the weekend and saw ~John C. Reilly~ (Boogie Nights, Talladega Nights, Chicago) “dining with a lovely lady and a child” (presumably his wife, producer Alison Dickey, and one of their children).

After dining at Wayfare Tavern last Wednesday evening, I saw none other than ~Tim Gunn~ dining at the counter overlooking the open kitchen.

I’ve had Giants sightings pouring in, whether it’s ~Brian Wilson~ at Delarosa (check out this picture of THE BEARD, holy cow), to ~Pablo “The Panda” Sandoval~ leaving Fresca in Noe Valley—the tablehopper reader said he “was not as ‘beefy’ as I had expected. I left him alone, but I was pretty close to bear hugging him.” The Panda was also spotted at Buca di Beppo dining with his family after the parade—with a monster truck-sized brownie sundae on their table.

Further sightings: Brian Wilson, Aubrey Huff, and Pat Burrell were at The Republic on Wednesday night after the parade. My spotter says, “You would have thought they were the Beatles coming to America for the first time the way the throngs of ladies were acting! When they walked in there were about 40 people in the place, and within 30 minutes there were 250 with a line around the corner, people jumping through windows, etc.”

And then World Series MVP ~Edgar Renteria~ celebrated at Waterbar with five friends, just a day after winning the championship. He likes his rib eye well done (!) and his party drank aged rum with their dinner. In honor of the Giants playing in the World Series, Waterbar created a specialty cocktail, “The Torture,” that was featured on the cocktail menu with the Giants logo. Edgar graciously signed the cocktail page listing The Torture for many guests.

Lastly, The Richmond District Blog had this tip (and pic!) of ~Tim Linceum~ partying in the Richmond last night at the 540 Club and Trad’r Sam!

After the Oakland Raiders’ home victory over rival Kansas City Chiefs, two Oakland Raiders dined at Ozumo Oakland. Linebacker ~Thomas Howard~ is a fan of the happy hour items, and it was the first time in for free safety ~Hiram Eugene~—both came in separate parties.

Seems DOSA on Fillmore is drawing all kinds of musicians and stars these days: ~Bonnie Raitt~ was just in for dinner. She reportedly loved the Tamil vegetable curry, coconut rice, and spicy mung dosa.

~Sacha Dhawan~, who plays Manmeet on NBC’s Outsourced, was spotted at DOSA on Fillmore.

~Ed Burns~ was at Bar Bambino with his mother-in-law (aka Christy Turlington’s mom) with a big party up front. He faced the street and kept a low profile. Christy apparently loves Bar Bambino and recommended he go there. They had salumi, cheese, and vino.