Dishing out a look back at 2013

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Dishing out a look back at 2013

Posted on: January 5th, 2014 by tommyj

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During the year of 2013:

Actors and Bedford, N.Y., residents Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones dined at Madonia Restaurant & Bar in Stamford. Zeta-Jones shopped at the Antiques and Artisans Center in Stamford, Roundabout on West Putnam Avenue in Greenwich, Second Time Around, Sephora and Great Stuff on Greenwich Avenue. She shopped at Little Shop Around The Corner on Church Street with her mom, Pat. Zeta-Jones got a manicure at Greenwich Salon and Day Spa on Mason Street. Douglas also dined at Napa & Co in Stamford and at The Meeting House in Bedford, N.Y.

Versailles Bistro & Patisserie re-opened for Christmas at its former location on Greenwich Avenue. New owners Marc and Evelyn Penvenne, also own Meli-Melo across the street.

Greenwich resident and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones gave his guests a surprise performance by Grammy winning musician Usher at his annual Christmas Party.

Grammy winning musician and Fairfield native John Mayer performed a special concert at the Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport and brought his girlfriend, pop singer Katy Perry, along for the ride.

WNBC "Today in New York" co-anchor Darlene Rodriguez and her husband, David, shopped at Fontana Couture on East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

Motown diva and Greenwich resident Diana Ross strolled Greenwich Avenue during a snowstorm.

Greenwich resident and NY Knicks assistant general manager Allan Houston dined with his wife Tammi at DOPPIO on East Elm Street.

New York Mets third baseman David Wright dined at Pellicci’s Ristorante in Stamford with Stamford resident and N.Y. Mets bullpen catcher Dave Racaniello. Also seen there was actress Jennifer Aniston and writer/producer Quentin Tarantino while filming the Elmore Leonard Project. Shooting took place at the Two Door in Chickahominy. Aniston’s fiance, actor Justin Theroux, stopped into Terra Ristorante in Greenwich for takeout. Actress Isla Fisher shopped at Steven Alan on Greenwich Avenue and stayed at the Delamar Hotel while filming the project.

Former White House Press Secretary and Pound Ridge, N.Y. native Ari Fleisher dined at Gabriele’s Italian Steak House, as did former N.Y. Rangers goalie Mike Richter; Republican Party candidate Linda McMahon; World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) superstar Paul "Triple H" Levesque and his wife, Stephanie McMahon; former N.Y. Knicks Head Coach and Westchester resident Isiah Thomas; baseball great, Cal Ripkin; Judge Judy and Judge Jerry Sheindlin; baseball greats Bobby Valentine and Lee Mazzilli; TV personalities Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford, and Regis and Joy Philbin; Olympic Gold Medalist Beatriz "Gigi" Fernandez and golfer and WWE executive Jane Geddes; Jim Bell, Executive Producer of NBC Olympics Coverage; former Fox & Friends co-host Gretchen Carlson; Actress/comedian Wanda Sykes; U.S. Open winner Rafael Nadal; New York Islanders Matt Moulson and his wife, Alicia Backman; and Olympic Gold Medalists Donna DeVarona and her husband, John Pinto.

Actor and Pound Ridge, NY resident Tim Robbins shopped at Whole Foods Market in Greenwich while shooting the Elmore Leonard Project.

Actor/director Rob Reiner had lunch at Napa & Co. in Stamford, as did Greenwich resident Prince Moulay Rachid of Morocco, who also dined at Polpo in Greenwich.

Restaurateur and musician Antoine Blech, owner of Opia restaurant in New York, and Anshu Vidyarthi, former managing partner of L’escale at the Delamar, opened Le Penguin on Lewis Street in Greenwich at the former location of Restaurant Jean Louis.

Actress Diane Keaton dined at Mediterraneo in Greenwich while filming "And So It Goes" with Michael Douglas. Filming of the movie took place at Gabriele’s Italian Steak House. Also spotted dining at Mediterraneo was actress Jessica Alba and her mom, Cathy; Tommy Hilfiger and his wife, Dee; actress Catherine Zeta-Jones, and her children, Carys and Dylan; actress Susan Lucci; and actor and Stamford resident Gene Wilder and his wife, Karen.

Singer Billy Joel dined at L’escale at The Delamar in Greenwich.

Actor/writer/director/producer Nick Cassavetes played golf at Greenwich Country Club with local attorney Frank Peluso, as well as Speaker of the United States House of Representatives John Boehner.

Greenwich resident and actor Brendan Fraser was seen at Hopscotch in Greenwich as was Jessica Gardner, wife of New York Yankee Brett Gardner.

Greenwich resident Mark Teixeira, N.Y. Yankees first baseman, and his wife, Leigh, dined at Chipotle Mexican Grill. The duo were also seen at Rebecca’s in Glenville, along with former NBA star Stephon Marbury and his wife, Tasha.

Greenwich resident and assistant GM of the New York Knicks, Allan Houston and his wife, Tamara, dined at Rebecca’s in the Glenville section of Greenwich, as did former Sony music mogul and Greenwich resident Tommy Mottola and his wife, Mexican singer Thalia.

Greenwich resident and actor/director Ron Howard and his wife, Cheryl, had dinner at Bar Sugo on Wall Street.

Late Show With David Letterman bandleader Paul Shaffer, a North Salem, N.Y., resident, dined at La Cremaillere in Banksville, N.Y., as did TV personalities and Riverside residents Kathie Lee and Frank Gifford.

Musician/actor and New Canaan resident Harry Connick, Jr., shopped at Green & Tonic in Darien while former NBA shooting guard Kerry Kittles shopped at the Cos Cob location; actor Will Estes and musician Moby shopped at the Railroad Avenue Greenwich location.

Award winning actor Judd Hirsch dined at Shiki Japanese Restaurant in Stamford.

Actor Kurt Russell ate at the Two Door Restaurant in Chickahominy and the Cos Cobber on East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

Soap Opera star Erika Sleazak (Victoria Lord on "One Life To Live") dined at Sole in New Canaan.

Reality star Ronnie Ortiz-Magro of MTV’s "Jersey Shore" was seen at the Crabshell in Stamford, as was Fox 5 news anchor Ernie Anastos, an Armonk, N.Y., resident.

Tabloid talk show host Jerry Springer dined at Sundown Saloon on Greenwich Avenue.

Actors Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds became regulars at TRUCK in Bedford, N.Y., owned by Nancy Allen Roper, formerly of Boxcar Cantina in Greenwich.

Actor and Pound Ridge, N.Y., resident Richard Gere, who is currently going through a divorce with actress Carrie Lowell, dined with friends at Dolce Cubano in Stamford.

Michael Skakel was released from prison after serving over a decade in jail for the 1975 murder of Martha Moxley.

Musician Moby, aka Richard Melville Hall, attended his 1983 Darien High School reunion.

Actress and Bedford, N.Y., resident Lena Olin shopped at CVS on Greenwich Avenue.

Rap singer Jay-Z and his wife/singer, Beyonce, were seen at Cosi on East Putnam Avenue in Greenwich.

Sony Music mogul and Bedford, N.Y., resident Clive Davis dined at La Cremaillere restaurant in Banksville, N.Y., as did NBC News anchor and Pound Ridge, N.Y., resident Tom Brokaw; high-profile lawyer and Armonk, N.Y. resident David Boies; and "Living" guru and Katonah, N.Y., resident Martha Stewart.

Actress Meg Ryan shopped at United Housewrecking in Stamford.

Master Chef Graham Elliot opened Primary Food & Drink at the former location of Thataway Cafe in Greenwich.

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

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