Kobe Dines on Kobe at Kobe; Nobu Gives Manning a Standing O

Fashion Week brought the usual celebrity infestation to town last week for glitzy after-parties, but we’ve already covered those. The real question is, where did the “normals” catch a bite? And of course by normals we mean billionaires, Nobel Prize winners, and Super Bowl champs, all of whom made the scene this week.

Bubby’s: Vince Vaughn and Brian Spada talking about David Letterman over blueberry pancakes. [Gawker]
Café Carlyle: Former secretary of State Madeleine Albright seeing Judy Collins with New Zealand prime minister Mike Moore and former Canadian Foreign Affairs minister Lloyd Axworthy. [NYP]
Da Silvano: Rihanna and companion sitting near Lipstick Jungle’s Candace Bushnell and friends. [NYP]
Elaine’s: James Gandolfini with Martin Tankleff, who was recently released after serving nineteen years on a mistaken murder conviction. [NYP]
Fresco: Rudy Giuliani, Senator Joe Lieberman of Connecticut, Governor Charlie Crist of Florida, John McCain and his wife, Cindy, posing for pictures for regulars. [NYP]
Gemma: Lucy Liu, Kate Hudson, Madonna, and Salma Hayek with her billionaire hubby François-Henri Pinault at Ashton Kutcher’s pre-party dinner. [NYDN]
Harry Cipriani: Mexican TV hottie Eduardo Verastegui with some friends. [NYP]
Jour et Nuit: Stephen and Christine Schwarzman with former tennis pro turned venture capitalist Tim LoBello. [NYP]
Kobe Club: Kobe Bryant dining on Kobe beef. [NYP]
Le Cirque: Billionaires Gail and Carl Icahn at a table for two. [NYP]
Marquee: Joss Stone and Fat Joe celebrating Capital Records president Lee Trink’s birthday. [NYP]
Nobu: Eli Manning and some teammates getting a standing ovation as they entered the restaurant. [NYP]
The Plumm: Newly crowned NFL champions Michael Strahan, Sam Madison, Gibril Wilson, Plaxico Burress, and Corey Webster celebrating their Super Bowl win. [NYP]
Primola: Law & Order’s Mariska Hargitay with author Linda Fairstein, discussing Fairstein’s new novel. [NYP]
Socialista: Bruce Willis digging into Ashton Kutcher’s cake with his bare hands at Kutcher’s 30th-birthday bash. Demi Moore hosted the bash for her beau, where Javier Bardem semi-break-danced and Parker Posey danced alone. [NYDN]
Starbucks (Eighth Ave. nr. 40th St.) Vogue editor André Leon Talley snacking on a sandwich, wearing a tan suit and his signature scarf. [Gawker]
Starbucks (8th St. nr. Fifth Ave.): Chris Noth signing autographs. [Gawker]
Starbucks (41st St. nr. Broadway): Teen Vogue editor Lisa Love giving her feet a rest by standing on the straps of her sling-backs. [Gawker]
Whole Foods Union Square: Fresh-faced Jessica Lange pushing a grocery cart. [Gawker] Well-dressed Justin Timberlake and Kate Hudson sharing laughs over lunch. [Gawker]
The Waverly Inn: Father-to-be Matthew McConaughey and his girlfriend, Camila Alves, with Dave Zinczenko, seated near Brooke Shields, Christian Slater, Rosie Perez, and Toni Morrison with Fran Lebowitz. [NYP]