A few hours after co-hosting "The View," Whoopi Goldberg was in Philadelphia Thursday, lunching with a party of 7 at Table 31 at the Comcast Center. The comedian/actress went for a chopped salad, hanger steak and chocolate cake.
Also in the restaurant at the time was Suzanne de Passe, a music and TV producer known for bringing the Jackson 5 to the attention of Motown's Berry Gordy. She was lunching with several friends.
Hip-hop producer Pharrell Williams also stopped at Table 31 for lunch last week while in town to meet with Comcast about Karmaloop TV, a network designed to target the youth market that MTV captured in the early 1980s. Williams and associates toasted what they hope was a successful meeting before he flew back home to Miami Beach.
Cardinals hurler Chris Carpenter stopped at Davio's (111 S. 17th) the night before pitching the elimination game against the Phillies Friday. Carpenter, who, you may have heard 75 times during the game telecast, is good friends with Roy Halladay, went for a mixed green salad, salmon and some sodas.