Restaurants 2010

This page lists 135 meals I ate in restaurants in 2010. Cities are in California except as noted, cost is per person including tip. I have kept complete restaurant data since 2010, though I generally don't list Costco shopping trip hot dog lunches or banh mi to go. In rare instances where a restaurant experience is particularly noteworthy, I post a review on Yelp under a pseudonym.

This page is dedicated to a few old favorites, gone but not forgotten: Elsie's, Kapok, Hsi Nan, El Tazumal, Cendrillon, Thanh Da.

My 2010 travel included three Tulane-related trips to New Orleans, five short business trips to Chicago/Milwaukee, and a wonderful vacation in New York. This list is a lot shorter (ca. 1.5 restaurant meals per week) without those trips; we don't eat out often when we're at home. Only half a dozen of the 15 dinners over $30/person are local.

My local favorites (four greasy spoons and one very nice restaurant):

My favorite discovery of 2010: not a restaurant, but the Sazerac Bar at the Roosevelt Hotel in New Orleans; see my sazerac cocktail page.

See also: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 All

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Date Meal Restaurant City Cost
10/09/10 @ 23:00 Bar Sazerac Bar [Roosevelt Hotel] New Orleans LA 22
09/04/10 @ 20:00 Bar Tommy's Backyard Camp Connell 5
12/13/10 @ 09:00 Breakfast Bagel & Bialy II Wheeling IL 12
12/14/10 @ 08:45 Breakfast Bagel & Bialy II Wheeling IL 8
10/28/10 @ 08:45 Breakfast Bagel & Bialy II Wheeling IL
10/10/10 @ 12:00 Breakfast Cafe at the Square New Orleans LA 16
10/27/10 @ 08:00 Breakfast Elly's Pancake House Glenview IL 8
08/16/10 @ 10:00 Breakfast Market Cafe New Orleans LA 14
10/11/10 @ 10:30 Breakfast Market Cafe New Orleans LA 17
07/06/10 Breakfast Old Post Ticonderoga NY 13
09/05/10 @ 06:30 Breakfast Pancake breakfast Ripon 8
05/22/10 @ 16:15 Coffee Coupa Cafe Palo Alto 7
10/07/10 @ 16:00 Coffee Vieux Carre New Orleans LA 6
05/07/10 @ 21:00 Dessert Jaya Palo Alto 22
05/07/10 @ 17:00 Dinner 2200 Cafe Palo Alto 8
06/24/10 Dinner Alisero Osteria Brooklyn NY 48
02/14/10 @ 19:30 Dinner Bow Hon San Francisco 12
05/21/10 @ 20:00 Dinner Bursa San Francisco 18
08/13/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Cafe Atchafalaya New Orleans LA 47
10/26/10 @ 19:30 Dinner Centro Cafe Milwaukee WI 30
01/17/10 @ 17:30 Dinner Clouds Santa Cruz
08/15/10 @ 19:45 Dinner Dante's Kitchen New Orleans LA 50
10/09/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Dante's Kitchen New Orleans LA 51
02/17/10 @ 20:00 Dinner Di Pescara Northbrook IL
08/27/10 @ 18:30 Dinner El Vaquero Arnold
10/04/10 @ 18:30 Dinner El Vaquero Arnold 14
05/29/10 @ 17:30 Dinner Evvia Palo Alto 34
06/23/10 Dinner Fatty Crab [Hudson] Manhattan NY 37
11/24/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Fresca [24th] San Francisco 48
06/22/10 Dinner Gnocco [Tompkins Square] Manhattan NY 24
10/10/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Gordon Biersch New Orleans LA 24
12/23/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Gussie's San Francisco 30
04/13/10 Dinner IAH Houston
04/11/10 Dinner Ignatius New Orleans LA 22
02/06/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Insalata Ross
05/17/10 @ 19:00 Dinner J. Alexander's Northbrook IL
10/27/10 @ 19:00 Dinner J. Alexander's Northbrook IL
02/20/10 @ 17:45 Dinner Jardiniere San Francisco 78
04/10/10 Dinner Johnny White's New Orleans LA 31
04/12/10 @ 18:15 Dinner K-Paul's LA Kitchen New Orleans LA 68
06/19/10 Dinner Kabobs (?) San Francisco 9
06/30/10 Dinner Karczma Brooklyn NY 27
06/28/10 Dinner Katz's Manhattan NY 18
10/15/10 @ 19:00 Dinner La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 6
06/01/10 @ 18:00 Dinner La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 6
06/12/10 @ 17:00 Dinner La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 8
04/08/10 @ 18:00 Dinner La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 8
10/05/10 @ 18:00 Dinner La Salsa Pleasanton 7
06/03/10 @ 20:30 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco 63
03/07/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco
09/22/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco 42
01/29/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco
05/18/10 @ 20:00 Dinner Lulu's Milwaukee WI 18
02/16/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Max's Deli Deerfield IL 12
11/05/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Max's Opera Plaza San Francisco 24
06/25/10 Dinner Mermaid Inn [2nd Ave.] Manhattan NY 38
12/13/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Mi Mexico Buffalo Grove IL 24
10/07/10 @ 19:30 Dinner O'Henry's New Orleans LA 22
10/08/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Pascal's Manale New Orleans LA 51
08/12/10 @ 19:00 Dinner Pho Ha Tien San Francisco
10/23/10 @ 17:00 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 27
09/10/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 30
10/01/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 30
09/04/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 13
08/06/10 @ 19:15 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold
09/14/10 @ 19:30 Dinner Snowshoe Brewing Co. Arnold 24
09/09/10 @ 17:00 Dinner Snowshoe Brewing Co. Arnold
08/14/10 @ 19:00 Dinner Spahr's Seafood Des Allemands LA 24
06/27/10 Dinner Taim [Waverly Place] Manhattan NY 13
07/01/10 Dinner Taim [Waverly Place] Manhattan NY 11
07/24/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Taste Plymouth 45
10/01/10 @ 17:45 Dinner Tower Burger San Francisco 11
08/28/10 @ 18:30 Dinner Wendell's BBQ Mokelumne Hill 14
05/08/10 @ 18:00 Dinner Zati's Oakland
10/24/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Aria Murphys
06/26/10 Lunch B Cafe [75th St.] Manhattan NY 28
03/27/10 @ 15:00 Lunch Brisas de Acapulco San Francisco 21
10/09/10 @ 11:00 Lunch Bruff Commons [Tulane] New Orleans LA
07/02/10 Lunch Burger Deluxe Wayne NJ 16
04/24/10 @ 14:00 Lunch Burger King [Van Ness] San Francisco 7
11/06/10 @ 14:00 Lunch Burgermeister Daly City 14
04/13/10 Lunch Cafe at the Square New Orleans LA 18
06/23/10 Lunch Caliente Cab [Bleeker] Manhattan NY 16
05/02/10 @ 14:00 Lunch Charcuterie Healdsburg 23
06/27/10 Lunch Cloisters Cafe Manhattan NY 10
11/14/10 @ 12:30 Lunch Clouds Santa Cruz 18
06/30/10 Lunch Cooper Hewitt [91st St.] Manhattan NY 12
07/04/10 Lunch Dancing Bears Lake Placid NY 17
06/28/10 Lunch Dia Beacon Cafe Beacon NY 12
06/25/10 Lunch Dumont Burger [Williamsburg] Brooklyn NY 19
10/01/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Figaro's Murphys 22
10/28/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Go Roma Deerfield IL
05/16/10 @ 14:00 Lunch Go Roma Deerfield IL
01/18/10 Lunch Happy Taco Half Moon Bay
10/08/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Ignatius New Orleans LA 16
12/31/10 @ 12:30 Lunch Kingdom of Dumpling San Francisco 12
11/20/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Kingdom of Dumpling San Francisco 17
12/11/10 @ 12:45 Lunch Kingdom of Dumpling San Francisco 18
01/25/10 @ 12:30 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco
12/21/10 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 7
06/01/10 @ 12:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 7
09/25/10 @ 12:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 6
05/01/10 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 8
02/24/10 @ 12:30 Lunch La Crepe San Francisco 12
01/17/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Main Street Grill Half Moon Bay
12/14/10 @ 14:00 Lunch Max's Deli Deerfield IL 15
04/21/10 @ 12:30 Lunch Max's Opera Plaza San Francisco 18
05/16/10 @ 19:00 Lunch Mi Mexico Buffalo Grove IL 24
02/17/10 @ 13:15 Lunch Mizrahi Grill Highland Park IL
05/18/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Mizrahi Grill Highland Park IL 12
10/27/10 @ 14:00 Lunch Mizrahi Grill Highland Park IL
11/26/10 @ 14:30 Lunch New Asia Garden San Francisco 17
01/23/10 @ 13:00 Lunch New Asia Garden San Francisco
12/13/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Panera Deerfield IL 8
04/12/10 Lunch Pere Antoine's New Orleans LA
12/05/10 @ 12:45 Lunch Pine Cone Diner Point Reyes Station 14
05/18/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Sala da Pranzo Milwaukee WI 24
03/10/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Shorty's Sports Bar Escalon 17
09/04/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Snowflake Lodge snack bar Arnold 5
01/20/10 @ 12:45 Lunch Stacks San Francisco
02/18/10 @ 16:00 Lunch Subway Northbrook IL 8
10/09/10 @ 15:00 Lunch Superdome New Orleans LA 12
07/18/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Ball Escalon 6
10/22/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 7
09/05/10 @ 11:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 6
10/25/10 @ 12:30 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 7
04/02/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 6
09/18/10 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 6
03/31/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 5
03/08/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Taqueria El Pastor Escalon 8
02/13/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Taqueria La Hacienda Sonoma
07/01/10 Lunch Toasties [Union Square] Manhattan NY 10
09/10/10 @ 13:00 Lunch Tommy's Backyard Camp Connell 8
08/14/10 @ 11:30 Lunch Waffle House Hahnville LA 10
06/29/10 Lunch Zucca [6th Ave.] Manhattan NY 20