Martha Stewart reads a statement after sentencing at Manhattan federal court, Friday July 16, 2004, in New York. Stewart was sentenced Friday to five months in prison and five months of home confinement for lying about a stock sale. At right is her attorney Robert G. Morvillo. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
The atmosphere froze over when the rival cuisine queens found themselves at nearby tables at the new eatery Thursday night.
Witnesses said Stewart, whose daytime television show was recently canceled, was "noticeably glaring in Ray's direction throughout her meal."
Meanwhile, Ray, who was seated with Time magazine food writer Josh Ozersky, became visibly uncomfortable -- so much so that after having her appetizer, she left with her main course in a doggie bag.
Sources told us Stewart may have the knives out because Ray's daytime show is moving into her now-vacated studio.