John Waters

August 21, 2012
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Chef Chris Cosentino and John Waters; photo via Instagram.

Chris Cosentino of Incanto was very fired up to cook for ~John Waters~: “Holy shit I just cooked for John Waters!!!” That’s about the response I’d have as well.

June 5, 2012
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Chef Mark Estee and John Waters at the on-ramp. Photo courtesy of Mark Estee.

The ~John Waters~ fun continues. Remember how last week I mentioned Mr. Waters was hitchhiking across the country? Well, it ends up that during his travels he stopped to eat at Campo in Reno last Monday evening, the new restaurant from my buddy Mark Estee (I was a big fan of his Truckee restaurant, Moody’s).

Well, Mark writes in to tell me, “Tuesday am, my wife and I are headed to St. Helena to run a few errands…knew JW was on the road because he ate with us night before…Who do I see at the on-ramp but the man himself…We pick him up and drive him to a rest stop at Vallejo…Here’s the line of the day: ‘Hi I am John Waters and I am hitching across the USA writing a book, thanks for picking me up.’ I say, ‘Hi I am Mark Estee and I served you your steak rare last night at Campo.’ We had a blast in the car for three hours…What a great, funny, cool cat!” Indeed.

May 29, 2012

A reader writes in: “Just walked in Commonwealth and there is ~John Waters~ having dinner at the counter.”

Related: did you know John Waters hitchhiked across the U.S., and lucky us, he’s writing a book about it! Here’s a link with more about his fun and funky journey.

April 24, 2012

That ~John Waters~, he really loves the slum it. According to this pic and post on Uptown Almanac, he of the pencil mustache “climb[ed] out of a mid-90s LeBaron limo” and hung out in the Uptown bar whilst in a smoking jacket. I guess now is as good a time as ever to wish a happy belated birthday to “The Pope of Trash!”

March 27, 2012

On his recent stop in San Francisco to perform, ~John Waters~ dined with a friend at Foreign Cinema. He is reportedly a regular when he’s in town, and told chef Gayle Pirie, “You have always fed me so well over the years. How can I resist coming here!? I love it!”

He started with the squid appetizer with poblano chilies, chickpeas, and aioli, and his entrée was the Grains & Greens (quinoa, sauce romesco, broccoli rabe, baby turnips, artichokes, pappadam). So healthy!

March 6, 2012

I heard he of the pencil-thin mustache, ~John Waters~, was spotted at Marlowe last Thursday evening dining with two other gentleman (one of which was artist Brett Reichman).

January 17, 2012
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Photo of John Waters avec fans via Mission Mission.

After last week’s sighting of ~John Waters~ at Rebel, now Mission Mission shares a sighting (and picture!) of him catching the Micro Mtns show at The Knockout. Way to hit the local hangouts, John!

January 10, 2012

Last Thursday night, @sneakysbbq tweeted that ~John Waters~ was at the bar at Rebel on Market Street, but not eating barbecue. Alas.

August 17, 2010

Saw a couple tweets about ~John Waters~, who was spotted dining at Sons & Daughters. One tweet mentioned, “Not sure if our table [was] more rowdy, or his!”

June 1, 2010

A reader writes, “I was having a few drinks and some appetizers in the bar/lounge at Quince the other night and I saw ~John Waters~ having dinner in the private dining room! It was awesome.” I’d have the same reaction.