November 22, 2011
Last week Rita Moreno, proud owner of an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar, and a Tony, dined on a wedge salad and shrimp scampi at Yankee Pier in Lafayette. She appeared fresh from her performance at the Berkeley Rep, wearing knee-high purple suede boots—reports say she treated the staff very kindly.
Former Oakland A’s pitcher Vida Blue, proud owner of 1971 Cy Young and MVP awards, also dined at Yankee Pier Lafayette. He had a New York steak, and his wife had a cup of chowder and a Caesar salad. He signed autographs for young fans.
December 8, 2009
PICÁN restaurant in Oakland’s Uptown district hosted quite the slew of special guests: singer, dancer, and actress Rita Moreno dined with her husband and two friends, and in the sporty category, Randy Winn, outfielder for the San Francisco Giants, was in with his family celebrating his wife’s birthday. And then Devean George, forward/guard for the Golden State Warriors was in with a friend. Looks like playing ball works up quite the appetite, because Devean had two entrées: the Corvina sea bass and the black pepper-crusted salmon.