A barista at Contraband Coffee on Larkin writes “~Clive Owen~ was coming on a daily basis for a while; he hasn’t been in a few days. I think I wasn’t making his cappuccinos hot enough.” Grub Street (by way of Leah Garchik and a tweet from the Dapper Diner) mentioned Clive was also spotted at Frances and A16.
March 22, 2011
~Robert Duvall~, who is starring in Hemingway & Gellhorn, dined at Café des Amis last week. He dined with another gentleman, had a drink or two before dinner, and was laughing a lot and appeared to be having a good time.
He must have told the crew about his meal, because singer ~Keith Urban~ (imaginably in town to visit wifey Nicole Kidman while she’s on set for the same film) had a solo lunch there as well. He reportedly sat outside at a bistro table and enjoyed the 24-layer crêpe cake and coffee.
Keith has also been spotted two days in a row dining at at the bar at Roam Artisan Burgers.
Cotogna continues to draw a high-profile crowd: a reader spotted Top Chef/Food & Wine’s ~Gail Simmons~ “getting the tasting menu treatment.” (Gail even tweeted a picture of an amazing-looking raviolo). She was also up in wine country, visiting Ad Hoc (“Would’ve taken a dip in this if i could: Poached apples, vanilla ice cream, sugar cookies.”) and Fremont Diner (“Sonoma’s Fremont diner = my kinda place: brisket hash+eggs, maple bread pudding, fried pie! Serious country cookin”) with Food & Wine’s editor, Dana Cowin.
A tablehopper reader writes in that the “non-smiling Voltaggio brothers” (in town for Charlie Palmer’s Pigs & Pinot event this past weekend in Healdsburg) dined at Incanto last night. Chef ~Bryan Voltaggio~ tweeted: “The tuna was sick, check the marrow!” Chef ~Michael Voltaggio~ had the same reaction: “tuna marrow, really man? So good.” and “tuna was insane! One of best things I’ve ever tasted.”