August 16, 2011

August 16, 2011

Some star wattage over in Presidio Heights: ~Jennifer Love Hewitt~ and Benjamin Flajnik (a winemaker from Sonoma—and rejected contestant who placed second on the recent series of The Bachelorette) came in to Sociale for dinner on Saturday night. (US Weekly also reports they were spotted at the Lion’s Pub on Divisadero: “Though Flajnik initially stopped by the bar with San Francisco Giants player Cody Ross, he made a beeline for Hewitt after spotting her from across the room.”)

Oh Lordy, the interwebs were buzzing with sightings of ~Anthony Bourdain~ last week, who was in town shooting his new show, The Layover. Plenty of his own tweets shared where he went: Chaac Mool in Dolores Park, Toronado, Li Po, Comstock Saloon, Mr. Bing’s, Sam’s Burgers (oooh, that must have been a late night), Swan Oyster Depot, Molinari’s (for a “breakfast hero,” oy), and a jump into the pool at the Tonga Room. Sarah Han at The Bold Italic got a picture with him at the Rice Paper Scissors pop-up, and another tweet revealed he was at Monk’s Kettle. That was some serious tablehopping.

SF Eater has a fun roundup of what a variety of musicians and DJs in town for Outside Lands had to eat at the three-day musical festival. And according to a tweet, Arcade Fire requested Homeroom 510’s mac and cheese Sunday night (Eater also reports “Arcade Fire’s personal assistant dropped by Pacific Catch ‘frantically’ during their last set with the band’s food requests list. An order of fish n’ chips was sent out for horn player Colin Stetson.”). And of the estimated 7,000 porchetta sandwiches Flour + Water/Salumeria made over the weekend, a few of them went to Damian Kulash of OK Go, MGMT, and The Decemberists.

~Chris Frantz~ and ~Tina Weymouth~ of Tom Tom Club came into restaurant picco for dinner last night. Chef Bruce Hill said they had a ball, and that it was “So cool to serve some of my music idols!”


Photo of Peter Mayhew from Macellato/Twitter.

I forgot to post this one last week: ~Peter Mayhew~ (aka Chewbacca) reportedly likes the chickenwich at Macellato in North Beach.

Last Wednesday evening, the ~Gipsy Kings~ came in to Bluestem Brasserie for dinner; they played at Mountain Winery in Saratoga last Tuesday (they are in the middle of their 2011 World Tour). They sat upstairs on the mezzanine level, ordered several steaks, and enjoyed a family-style dinner.