Table-Hopping: Where the Boldface Names Have Been Eating

Bill Murray swigs red wine, The Office's B.J Novak mingles at a college hangout, and Julia Ormond dines on the Hill.

Fresh from signing on to Jim Jarmusch’s next film, anything-he-does-is-cool actor Bill Murray noshed on a lamb burger and red wine at Penn Quarter wine bar Proof.

Joe Pantoliano spent a recent happy hour at Zola in Penn Quarter. The only thing the Sopranos actor OD’d on was caffeine—he sipped Diet Coke and an espresso. 

The Office scribe and actor B.J. Novak camped out not at Benihana or Bennigan’s but at the Tombs in Georgetown.

Embattled Yankee Andy Pettitte followed up his Hill appearance with a visit to Dupont Circle frat-boy hangout the Front Page.

Surprise, surprise. A “fluffy”-haired Tucker Carlson was spotted at the Palm in downtown DC. So, too, Starz actress/social fixture Alexandra Wentworth, who celebrated her birthday with hubby George Stephanopoulos.

Before their show at the Verizon Center Wednesday night, the Spice Girls—Posh included—pregamed at the Hard Rock Cafe.

Former DC mayor Anthony Williams power-breakfasted at the Four Seasons in Georgetown with DC Councilman Jack Evans.

Comic Harry Shearer, of The Simpsons and This Is Spinal Tap fame, swung by Nathan’s in Georgetown, where he caught newsman Sam Donaldson’s Q&A Cafe interview.

Brit actress Julia Ormond dined with three others at Capitol Hill wine bar Sonoma.


Ann Limpert
Executive Food Editor/Critic

Ann Limpert joined Washingtonian in late 2003. She was previously an editorial assistant at Entertainment Weekly and a cook in New York restaurant kitchens, and she is a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education. She lives in Petworth.