December 13, 2011

December 13, 2011

A tweet from Liam Mayclem informs us that ~Gerard Butler~ is still in Half Moon Bay, wrapping up the Mavericks surfer movie this week. Butler has been witnessed in and around The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay over the last few weeks…. Mayclem tweets: “Gerard Butler is in da house & people are FREAKIN’ out. He’s just a SCOTTISH movie star!” Oy.

I asked Mayclem for more details, and he said in an email to me: “Meantime I ran into him in the elevator yesterday at RitzHMB…. one couple went running after him when they realized it was him and left their luggage behind in the elevator.” Oh, people.

Talk about a revolving door at Grand Café: last Tuesday, ~Anthrax~ had drinks at the bar (a diner reports that the band was taking photos of the Fernet poster at the bar). Then on Friday, ~Mumford & Sons~ were in for some beer and cheese in the early afternoon (they had a concert in Oakland). On Saturday, Megadeth’s guitarist/vocalist ~Dave Mustaine~ dined with his family, and had chef Alicia Jenish’s new Vietnamese chicken sandwich (Dave was scheduled to play with Metallica in SF on Saturday night). And to wrap it all up, on Sunday, ~The Offspring~ came in for brunch! Busy, busy.

One of my dining spies noticed Hollywood honcho ~Michael Ovitz~ had dinner last Tuesday at Venticello with Mark Davis, owner of the Oakland Raiders and son of the late Al Davis. My source surmises: “Not sure if you remembered reading, but Ovitz was behind a push to get the Raiders back to LA, but the plans for the suggested stadium site fell through and thus did the plans, and then Mr. Davis Sr. passed away. An interesting meeting of those two I thought…another plan to move the team? A movie bio about the history of his dad?”