8.25.2006

Yes, We Know Celebs Heart Milano

Raise your hand if you rolled your eyes when you read that the 36 Hours in D.C. travel feature in today's New York Times recommends heading to Café Milano to gawk at Washington celebs. (OK, if you haven't read it yet, check it out, then come back and raise your hand.)

It's an undisputed fact that politicians and the assistants for real celebrities, say Brangelina, see Café Milano as the only place to see and be seen. But a more informed breed of famous person is staking out uncharted territory in our fair city and venturing away from the sheltered and beautiful corner of Prospect Street. OYA and IndeBleu have flexed their celeb-magnet muscles with guests like Patrick Ewing (saw him with my own two upward-cast eyes at OYA) and Prince (at IndeBleu), just to name two.

These final slow days of August seem like the perfect time to break down the celebrity spottings by restaurant in the nation's capital. So gossip away in the comments. (Hearsay is welcome. Extra points awarded for Academy Award winners, tabloid kings and queens, and baby bumps. Paid appearances and Bush twins don't count. Spots must serve food.)

13 comments:

monkeyrotica said...

No, but I rolled my eyes when they referred to the 9:30 club being in a "dicey neighborhood." Probably thought a bunch of rowdy leprechauns were going to come barreling out of the Irish bar across the street and molest him.

Amanda said...

Heh heh. Yeah, and did you catch the "the city's not as safe as it used to be" reference? Like when? From its murder capital days?

Anonymous said...

Stevie Nix was spotted at Fahrenheit awhile back

Anonymous said...

Lionel Richie at CityZen

Dave said...

Prince? Pretty cool. Did you see him with your own downward-cast eyes? I don't have any good restaurant celebrity sightings, not counting "DC celebrities" like politicians and so on. Closest I've come is walking by Kiefer Sutherland on the street outside my office near Dupont.

SilverBraceletsOnHerWrists said...

Ron Wood from the Rolling Stones at the Bombay Club. I also read somewhere that Robert Redford goes there. I go there all the time, too, but I'm not a celebrity (yet).

Anonymous said...

Goofy Tom Cruise back in the Penelope Cruz days at Teatro Goldoni (way downward cast eyes), and scrumptious George Clooney in the private room, visible from hallway outside ladies room, at Galileo.

Patrick said...

Sean Penn and Robin Wright Penn with children at Bistro Francais.

Anonymous said...

Self-serving, self-promoting comments like those of "Coastal Vacations" should be deleted. Apparently even bloggers have spammers.

Amanda said...

Yes, and lots of it unfortunately. I choose to manage it myself rather than make legit commenters type in those annoying character strings.

Anonymous said...

I saw Linda Evans at the Four Seasons.

Anonymous said...

Lisa Ling at Olives Restaurant recently.

Anonymous said...

Michael Jordan at 1223 and Cuba Gooding and Jeffrey Wright at Play Lounge