The soft opening of Empire Asian Restaurant & Lounge drew a crowd over the weekend. Guests included Bruins bruiser Shawn Thornton and wife Erin, Sox starter Josh Beckett and wife Holly, and “Ted” producer John Jacobs, who dined with Sox owner John Henry and wife Linda Roger Clemens, who was acquitted last week of lying to Congress about using performance-enhancing drugs, celebrated by taking in a game at Fenway over the weekend and was later spotted picking up food at the Kowloon … Celts coach Doc Rivers and “Curb Your Enthusiasm” creator Larry David were spied separately at Sonsie over the weekend, and both also dined separately at Lydia Shire’s Scampo… Mayor Tom Menino and wife Angela dined Saturday at Davio’s with Kevin White’s widow Kathryn, Paul and Cecily Foster, and flack George Regan.

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