Restaurants 2012

This page lists 117 meals I ate in restaurants in 2012. 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 2012 travel included:

When we're at home, we eat dinner out only occasionally, lunch fairly often, breakfast almost never.

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

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Date Meal Restaurant City Cost
11/30/12 @ 18:30 Dinner 1833 Restaurant Monterey 76
11/22/12 @ 12:00 Lunch 7th Avenue Donuts Brooklyn NY 12
04/14/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Afendi Turkish Grill Petaluma 34
11/18/12 @ 19:00 Dinner Al di là Brooklyn NY 60
07/24/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Alchemy Murphys 34
11/19/12 @ 19:30 Dinner Anella Brooklyn NY 72
12/01/12 @ 13:45 Lunch Ariana's Cafe Pacific Grove 12
03/01/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Arlequin San Francisco 13
09/05/12 @ 11:30 Lunch Arnold Chinese Arnold
06/04/12 @ 06:45 Breakfast Bagel & Bialy II Wheeling IL 12
11/19/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Bagels & Wraps Brooklyn NY 6
11/23/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Bar Tano Brooklyn NY 21
11/21/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Bar Tano Brooklyn NY 20
03/20/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Barrel 33 Ojai 29
05/27/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Bistro Moulin Monterey 40
01/05/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Brenda's San Francisco 10
01/25/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Brenda's San Francisco 12
02/03/12 @ 13:15 Lunch Burgermeister Daly City 13
09/15/12 @ 13:15 Lunch Burma Superstar San Francisco 26
03/20/12 @ 14:45 Coffee Cafe Luna Summerland 7
11/03/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Cafe Mare Santa Cruz 16
11/21/12 @ 16:00 Coffee Caffe Reggio Manhattan NY 7
05/04/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Cam Hung Sunnyvale 9
07/14/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Carl's Jr. Sonora 7
03/25/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Cool Hand Luke's Tulare 50
02/29/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Crepes on Cole San Francisco 13
07/08/12 @ 12:15 Lunch Crogan's Oakland
04/01/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Crogan's Oakland 18
01/07/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Davenport Roadhouse Davenport 19
05/06/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Del Taco Fairfield 5
03/04/12 @ 12:45 Lunch Dosa San Francisco 30
06/03/12 @ 13:30 Lunch Edelweiss Norridge IL 38
02/21/12 @ 15:00 Lunch El Farolito Healdsburg 11
03/25/12 @ 13:30 Lunch El Grullense Gorman 14
09/07/12 @ 12:30 Lunch El Pollo Loco Manteca 8
11/26/12 @ 18:30 Dinner El Pollo Loco Manteca 7
07/09/12 @ 14:00 Lunch El Pollo Loco Manteca 7
06/29/12 @ 18:00 Dinner El Vaquero Arnold 29
09/01/12 @ 17:30 Dinner El Vaquero Arnold
07/10/12 @ 12:00 Lunch El Vaquero Arnold
12/31/12 @ 13:00 Lunch El Zocolo San Francisco 11
08/06/12 @ 17:30 Dinner Emberz Sonora 26
09/12/12 @ 12:45 Lunch Filippo's Berkeley 17
09/30/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Front Porch San Francisco 34
02/21/12 @ 11:00 Breakfast House of Burgess Garberville 13
12/27/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Ikonos Oakland 20
03/22/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Il Segno Palm Desert 12
03/21/12 @ 17:30 Dinner Indian Wells Resort Indian Wells 17
12/01/12 @ 17:00 Dinner International Cuisine Pacific Grove 26
04/19/12 @ 19:30 Dinner Irving Cafe and Deli Too San Francisco 12
11/20/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Jacques Manhattan NY 46
11/24/12 @ 19:30 Dinner Karczma Brooklyn NY 24
11/24/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Katz's Manhattan NY 18
05/26/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Kingdom of Dumpling San Francisco 16
03/16/12 @ 18:30 Dinner La Ciccia San Francisco 75
09/15/12 @ 18:30 Dinner La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 7
03/10/12 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 6
06/05/12 @ 12:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 7
02/29/12 @ 18:00 Dinner La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 10
05/01/12 @ 12:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 8
05/16/12 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 7
10/24/12 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 8
12/20/12 @ 12:00 Lunch La Santaneca San Francisco 11
06/17/12 @ 17:45 Dinner Lake Chalet Oakland 40
12/29/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Las Brisas de Acapulco San Francisco 11
03/24/12 @ 19:45 Dinner Le Basil Palm Desert 30
06/15/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco 55
02/17/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco 69
01/08/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Le P'tit Laurent San Francisco
01/18/12 @ 12:45 Lunch Little Chihuahua San Francisco 10
05/02/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Lobster Shack Portola Valley 21
03/24/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Mamma Gina's Palm Desert 14
11/20/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Maria & Tony Brooklyn NY 5
10/11/12 @ 11:30 Lunch Max's Opera Plaza San Francisco 18
10/20/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Mediterranean Grill House Mountain View 16
11/10/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Mi Pueblo Petaluma 12
02/14/12 @ 12:15 Lunch Milano Oakland 16
06/04/12 @ 13:30 Lunch Mizrahi Grill Highland Park IL
07/06/12 @ 18:15 Dinner Okazu Ya San Francisco 22
10/26/12 @ 19:00 Dinner Osha Thai San Francisco 45
09/26/12 @ 17:30 Dinner Park Avenue Bar & Grill Oakland
11/25/12 @ 11:00 Breakfast Park Slope Restaurant Brooklyn NY 7
11/10/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Peking San Francisco 11
12/08/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Pho Ha Tien San Francisco 10
09/21/12 @ 13:15 Lunch Pho Ha Tien San Francisco 10
05/27/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Pizza 1 Aptos
06/04/12 @ 19:00 Dinner Ram Wheeling IL 16
12/15/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Red Grape Sonoma 31
09/14/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Rosamunde San Francisco 18
03/20/12 @ 11:30 Lunch San Ardo Cafe San Ardo 12
11/30/12 @ 12:15 Lunch San Martin Cafe San Martin 14
04/28/12 @ 20:30 Dinner Saravana Bhavan Sunnyvale 21
01/28/12 @ 12:15 Lunch Skates Berkeley
05/13/12 @ 11:45 Lunch Skates Berkeley
08/31/12 @ 19:15 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 30
07/18/12 @ 12:15 Lunch Snowflake Lodge snack bar Arnold 7
07/27/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Snowflake Lodge snack bar Arnold 5
08/03/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Snowflake Lodge snack bar Arnold
12/15/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Station House Point Reyes Station 16
02/05/12 @ 11:30 Lunch Subway Daly City 4
03/25/12 @ 10:15 Breakfast Subway Moreno Valley 4
03/26/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Subway Ripon 5
12/25/12 @ 13:30 Lunch Szechuan Taste San Francisco 18
08/10/12 @ 13:15 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 6
11/26/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 6
06/18/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 6
02/04/12 @ 12:45 Lunch Taco Bell [Embarcadero] San Francisco 8
03/21/12 @ 14:00 Lunch Taco del Rio Azusa 7
04/24/12 @ 18:00 Dinner Tataki South San Francisco 34
03/28/12 @ 18:30 Dinner Teske's Germania San Jose
09/03/12 @ 12:30 Lunch Tommy's Backyard Camp Connell
12/30/12 @ 12:00 Lunch Ton Kiang San Francisco
10/27/12 @ 16:00 Dinner Turkish Kitchen Berkeley 6
02/18/12 @ 13:00 Lunch Victorian Inn Ferndale 20
01/15/12 @ 17:30 Dinner Walzwerk San Francisco 38
02/08/12 @ 11:30 Lunch Zeitgeist San Francisco 12
02/18/12 @ 09:00 Breakfast Zini's Diner Cloverdale 9