Joe Manganiello Watched His Figure at Lavo; Cameron Diaz Watched A-Rod’s at the Lion

Photo: Patrick McMullan

Midtown's newly opened dining hot spot Lavo celebrated its launch this week and among the guests was Joe Manganiello, who opted for a no-carbs meal made up just for him. That's proof abs like this take some serious dedication. Then downtown at the Lion, Cameron Diaz was concentrating on boyfriend Alex Rodriguez's form she watched a game on a mini-TV at her table with friends, before joining him later to commiserate the Yankees loss at 1Oak.

Cipriani Downtown: Tracy Morgan took his girlfriend for a casual lunch. [Zimbio]
Flex Mussels: Chef Todd English entertained a quartet of blond beauties at dinner in the West Village. [NYDN]
Hakubai: Madonna, who once said "I don't really eat food in restaurants; you can never be sure what's in it, can you?" turned up with her private chef. [Grub Street]
Hotel Griffou: Amanda Lepore, Desire Rogers, and Todd English (this time minus lady companions) all dined over the course of an evening. [Page Six/NYP]
Lavo: Among the diners celebrating Lavos opening were Twilights sparkling stars Ashley Greene and Xavier Samuel. True Bloods Joe Manganiello was also in the house, but dined light on a specially prepared meal. [People]
Old Homestead Steakhouse: After a few drinks at the bar, hip-hop star Drake ordered his filet mignon to go. [Page Six/NYP]
Pastis: Bethenny Frankel managed to eat lunch with husband Jason Hoppy despite wearing a belt the size of a gastric band. ANTMs Ann
may have some competition. [Zimbio]
Rabbit in the Moon: Janet Jackson and boyfriend Wissam Al Mana cornered a corner table for a romantic dinner date. [Page Six/NYP]
The Lambs Club: At a dinner celebrating Woody Allens new film, You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger, the A-List was represented by Josh Brolin, Patricia Clarkson, Salman Rushdie, and Stanley Tucci. [A Tiger in the Kitchen]
The Lion: Cameron Diaz dines at the Lion so often that she surely deserves her own table. This week she was there with friends watching beau A-Rod play against the Rays on a mini-TV as she ate. [Page Six/NYP]
The Stanton Social: Dancing With the Stars judge Carrie Ann Inaba and friends ordered from all over the menu, including one of its signature dishes: French-onion-soup dumplings. [People]