This week’s overview of celebrity dining features our favorite characters, except they’re acting completely out of character. Snooki, Ronnie, and Sammi Sweatheart, for example, betrayed their Italian roots as soon as they crossed the Hudson to Manhattan, picking Japanese fusion joint SushiSamba Seven over many of the West Village’s great Italian eateries. The momentary lapse on their part was made up for when they made their way to Armani Exchange after lunch.
Ballato: Approaching month three of her anti–heartbreak-related depression year, Alexa Ray Joel seems just peachy as she dines with mom Christie Brinkley. [Gatecrasher/NYDN]
Blue Water Grill: Jessica Szohr, sans fellow Gossip Girl cast member and current boyfriend Ed Westwick, washes her spicy tempura roll down with a bottle of Pinot Noir. [People]
Butter: In a “diva” move, Bono demands Perrier and — gasp! — properly chopped salad while dining with fellow U2 band member the Edge. [Gatecrasher/NYDN]
Elaine’s: The studly actor Josh Lucas is off the singles menu, it seems: He was spotted canoodling with model Amelie Latournald at a bash for PR great Bobby Zarem. [Gatecrasher/NYDN]
Library Bar: Pam Anderson does drinks and appetizers with Richie Rich and an entourage before her runway appearance at Richie’s fashion show — perhaps this is why she was an hour late? [People]
Sòlo: Miss Universe 2008 and Miss Universe 2009, both from Venezuela, share dieting tips over lunch with their immigration lawyer. [Page Six/NYP]
SushiSamba Seven: Snooki, Sammi Sweetheart, and Ronnie might be proud Italians, but they weren’t afraid to try some of the West Village’s posh Japanese offerings before heading to their treasured Armani Exchange. [Gatecrasher/NYDN]