Sarah Silverman Eats Sensibly at Josie’s; Paterson Plies Ford With Butter

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While a large chunk of New Yorkers spent last week on a post-Grammy vacation in sunny, warm L.A., some out-of-towners like U2 and Sarah Silverman took advantage of our celebrity vacuum and filled it with self-promotion. After celebrating artist Damien Hirst's new exhibition at the Gagosian Gallery over the weekend, U2 band members dispersed across the city, dining with various attractive women: Bono at Da Silvano with a group of leggy blondes, the Edge at Morandi with a former Victoria's Secret Angel. Sarah Silverman, in town to promote the premiere of her show's third season, picked at some health food. Below, the week in boldfaced dining.

Butter: Governor Paterson's endorsement of Kirsten Gillibrand didn't stop him from sitting down with Harold Ford Jr.; Ford allegedly footed the bill. [NYP]

Da Silvano: Bono and artist Damien Hirst dined with some ladies. [NYP]

Dylan's Candy Bar: Alec Baldwin, who says he needs to lose a couple, buys fudge, Swedish fish, and chocolate. [NYP]

Emporio: On Wednesday, Thomas Keller of Laundry and Per Se paid his respects. On Thursday, Matt Dillon stopped by. [Grub Street]

Grill Room: Martha Stewart and former ImClone CEO Sam Waksal, both convicted felons, dined separately at opposite ends of The Four Seasons restaurant, possibly in the presence of other inside traders. [NYP]

Josie's Restaurant: Sarah Silverman stayed wholesome with two friends. [Gawker]

La Esquina: John Mayer ate some tacos and maybe texted girls. [NYP]

Morandi: U2's the Edge stopped in with model Helena Christensen. [NYP]

Nougatine: Sting popped in to talk to his manager, who was dining at the bar. [NYP]

Pure Food and Wine: Janet Jackson and rapper ex Jermaine Dupri both ordered "Master Cleanse Tinis." [NYP]

Rose Bar: Mick Jagger spent some quality time with Mickey Rourke's girlfriend, Elena Kuletskaya. [NYP]

Swifty's: Barry Humphries — better known as Dame Edna — dined with his wife. [NYDN]

The Waverly Inn: Channing Tatum dined with Dear John co-star Amanda Seyfried. [People]