‘Scruffy Loner’ Heath Ledger Ate Solo at Grotta Azzurra


With Michelle Williams in New York.Photo: WireImage


As our sister blog Daily Intel has pointed out, this week was all about Tom Brady and Eli Manning sightings, with Tom and Gisele hitting the town (what else is new?) and Eli making it a quiet week. Michael Strahan also found a moment to sip chowder (question being, was it New York or New England style?). On a somber note, the Daily News uncovered Heath Ledger’s haunts in Soho: Spring Street Natural and Miro Café among them. The sighting we were most intrigued by, however, occurred in Park City, Utah: Sirio Maccioni eschewed trendier restaurants to hit Burger King. Now there’s a Whopper freakout we’d pay to see.

BLT Steak: Tom Brady and Gisele enjoying a leisurely dinner. [NYP]
Brasserie 44: Ted Danson and Sam Waterston discussing the presidential primaries over a bottle of Burgundy. [NYDN]
Butter: Tom Brady and Gisele snuggling while her ex Leo DiCaprio buried his face in his cell phone nearby, with Brady hobbling out in the early morning. [NYP, NYP]
Chino’s: Will Forte and brother spotted looking shabby-chic for lunch. [Gawker]
Da Silvano: Carb-conscious Lizzy Grubman picking at her lunch but skipping on the potatoes. [Gawker]
Elaine’s: Nathan Lane joining Don Rickles following his performance in November. [NYP]
Fresco: Don Rickles and family sitting at a table next to Sire Records chief Seymour Stein and ex–Ramones drummer Marky. [NYP]
Grotta Azzurra Ristorante: Heath Ledger with only his iPod and cell phone for company last Thursday. [NYDN]
Indochine: Julia Stiles and her date bizarrely asking for their order to be put in doggy bags as soon as it came out. [NYP]
Kingswood: Matthew Modine and a male agent/producer type meeting over dinner. [Gawker]
La Goulue: Djimon Hounsou and girlfriend Kimora Lee Simmons sipping wine and a Shirley Temple. [NYDN]
Mermaid Inn: Kevin Bacon and Kyra Sedgwick holding hands during their seafood dinner. [Gawker]
Nello: Andrew Lloyd Webber and David Frost discussing the film version of Frost/Nixon over lobster salads and Montrachet. [NYP]
Nelson Blue: New York Giant Michael Strahan prepping for the big game with hearty corn chowder and sliders. [NYP]
Pershing Square: Richard Belzer lunching with a younger guy. [Gawker]
Pop Burger: Ivanka Trump and a colleague in the lunch crowd. [NYDN]
Supper: David Schwimmer at one of the communal tables last night kissing a very skinny, very pretty English girl. [Grub Street]
The Tasting Room: Claire Danes having dinner with two male companions. [Gawker]
T-Bar: Eli Manning and girlfriend. [Gawker]
Tillman’s: Lynn Whitfield of the upcoming film version of Mama, I Want To Sing! spooning with producer Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Stephen Byrd. [NYP]
Soho House: Papa Joe Simpson dressed like a teenager while having lunch. [Gawker]
Starbucks (Brooklyn Heights): Paul Giamatti and friend making a coffee run. [NYP]

Related: So What Have Tom and Eli Been Up to Lately? [Daily Intel]