If you're like me and have been searching for ways to boost your I matter-ness, it's a relief to know someone finally cares about us. It's CelebrityTables, and it goes like this: Pay a premium to book top tables at prime hours, then feel good about your faux clout and ability to score tables like the celebrities do, obvs. So what if it costs an extra $35 or $50 and you can't use your real name?
This kind of conciergeing might be more Balthazar and Babbo than Barrio and Bar Lurcat, but who knows? There is that whole anti-luxury, down economy thing (sigh). But the chance to get 112 at 8 p.m. on a Saturday? While Robyne Robinson is there? Done!