Willem Defoe recently shared sizzling skillet mussels and steamed garlic clams with a girlfriend at The Stinking Rose on Columbus. Tablehopper notes the garlicky choice of venue is appropriate given Defoe’s role in vampire flick Daybreakers.
Rocker-turned-tequila-monger Sammy Hagar, who’s partnering with chef Tyler Florence on the upcoming El Paseo in Mill Valley, has been seen hanging out at Wayfare Tavern recently.
Also, Chris Robinson of the Black Crowes allegedly “waited in line just like everyone else” at Puerto Allegre, but we’re really suspicious of this sighting on account of how many dudes there are in the Mission who look like Chris Robinson (especially after a margarita or three).
From Leah Garchik we hear that Lisa Geduldig, who runs the Christmas Day Kung Pao Kosher Comedy shows at Chinese restaurants in town, has invited Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan to come join the gang this Christmas.
And finally, New York Yankee and one-time Madonna paramour Alex Rodriguez was spotted lunching at Scala’s Bistro on Monday, where he ordered the shrimp Louis and the pappardelle pork sugo. He told a sous chef, “It’s always great here, that’s why I always come back.” [Tablehopper]