Table-Hopping: This Week In Restaurant Celeb Sightings

What are Scooter Libby, Joan Allen, and Laura Bush noshing on these days?

Have you spotted any boldface names at restaurants or bars around town? E-mail your sightings to the Best Bites Blog at alimpert@washingtonian.com.

The night before his verdict was read, Scooter Libby picked at an endive salad and guzzled red wine at the downtown Chef Geoff's…

…Meanwhile, Libby prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald celebrated his courtroom victory over beers at the Old Ebbitt Grill…

…And Valerie Plame and Joe Wilson sat in on the Q&A Cafe lunch for Jim Vance and Gordon Peterson at Nathan's…

Laura Bush tucked into plates of smoked salmon and beet terrine with goat cheese at Georgetown's Bistro Lepic…

…Controversy-spewing columnist Ann Coulter took a breather at BLT Steak… 

…Actress Vanessa Williams and presidential hopeful Rudy Giuliani were seen (separately) at Charlie Palmer Steak… 

…Baseballer Darryl Strawberry paid a midnight visit to Georgetown cocktail lounge Blue Gin… 

…Impeccably-postured actress Joan Allen, in town to film The Bourne Ultimatum with Matt Damon, refueled at the Blue Duck Tavern…

…Impossibly tall actor John Lithgow supped on fried oysters and duck at Asia Nora…

…Scissor Sisters frontman Jake Shears hit Comet Ping Pong before his 9:30 Club show… 

…GOP-ers Mitt Romney and Jack Kemp huddled at McCormick and Schmick's…

Village Voice gossip Michael Musto threw a book party at Nage, then headed to Annie's Paramount Steakhouse… 

…Serial husband Larry King and serial dater Jim Kimsey hobnobbed at the newly opened Il Mulino…

30 Rock's Judah Friedlander schlepped to the suburbs for a meal at Il Pizzico…

…Senator Ted Kennedy celebrated his wife's birthday at Teatro Goldoni… 

…Montana senator John Tester loves the lobster pad thai at the Daily Grill, and prefers his Budweiser with a heavy shot of tomato juice.

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