The Starlet

Star Sightings in Restaurants (no photos please)
February 14, 2017

Whoops, a tablehopper reader wrote in that they spotted ~Rob Corddry~ (Hot Tub Time Machine, Childrens Hospital) dining at Hunan House in Chinatown a couple of weeks ago, and someone (me) forgot to run it.

January 31, 2017

A couple of weeks ago, ~Stephen Curry~ was with a party of about 10 folks that took over the downstairs at ~THE SARATOGA~ after the Warriors vs. Cavs game.

Sounds like ~Joe Montana~ is quite the fan of ~THE SARATOGA~ and reportedly has come in a lot with his wife and friends. They seem to like ordering the salads and pork buns (good choice!) and chicken paillard or fish. He also likes Manhattans and old-fashioneds, cheers.

Scottish actor, singer, and author ~Alan Cumming~ was spotted dining at Montclair’s newly opened Southern Thai restaurant, ~DAUGHTER THAI~. He was reportedly seated with a mixed-age party of six at the communal table—and it seems it was the day after Cumming’s 52nd birthday, so happy birthday (here he is crowd surfing). He was in the Bay Area this week to “Sing Sappy Songs” for a few nights at Stanford Live.

Chefs ~Amanda Freitag~ and ~Ariane Duarte~ were seen dining at ~FINN TOWN~. Freitag is a New York chef, cookbook author, judge on Food Network’s Chopped, competitor on Iron Chef and Next Iron Chef, and co-host of American Diner Revival. You would recognize Duarte from Top Chef Season 5, and she has a restaurant—Ariane Kitchen & Bar—in Verona, New Jersey. (Finn Town’s chef, Ryan Scott, was on Top Chef Season 4.)

January 17, 2017

We’re going to take a quick trip to the 650 to ~MAYFIELD BAKERY & CAFÉ~, which had a pretty busy day last week, with both ~Joseph Gordon-Levitt~ coming in to enjoy a business breakfast with a guest to talk about an app, and then ~Mark Zuckerberg~ came in with his wife for lunch.

January 3, 2017

Over the holidays, ~Alexander Wang~ celebrated his 33rd birthday at the family table at ~KOKKARI~. I’m told they had a banquet menu for 20 and there were lots of kids (#WANGSQUAD).