December 6, 2011

December 6, 2011

According to this tweet from Bi-Rite Market, ~Jake Gyllenhaal~ dashed into the market this morning: “Hold the phone, @jakegyllenhal just came in to the Market! Unfortunately, he only bought waters :-( Wonder what he’s in town for??”

A follow-up tweet about the sighting that was sent to Eater’s twitter account mentions seeing Jakey at nopa on Sunday night. After confirming with the nopa crew, I learned he sat at the communal table! I know, this is one of those moments when you’d really loooove communal seating. He was reportedly very kind to the server, who said he was really cool and down to earth. (And don’t forget hot!) He had the fried Brussels spouts, avocado salad, and chicories salad (yeah, that’s a lot of salad), plus a glass of wine. He departed when the restaurant got really busy.

~Cuba Gooding Jr.~ dined at Ame with ~Terrence Howard~ and Star Wars producer Rick McCallum. My spy says Cuba “was very friendly to the staff and shook everyone’s hands and gave hugs to ladies in the bar and restaurant. They were a fun group and kept raving about the food.”

A tablehopper reader let me know ~Michael Franti~ was spotted eating lunch at Gracias Madre “with a lady friend” last Monday afternoon. Whether it’s going to be his last meal there remains to be seen with the impending closures of most Café Gratitude locations, and Gracias Madre (sniff).