Restaurants 2013

This page lists 133 meals I ate in restaurants in 2013. 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.

Post-retirement change: many more lunches out, almost all with Bari.

Travel 2013:

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

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Date Meal Restaurant City Cost
08/10/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Alchemy Murphys
04/01/13 @ 10:30 Breakfast Boulevard Daly City
10/21/13 @ 12:00 Lunch Café du Nord San Francisco
07/25/13 @ 12:00 Lunch Cesar's Bar Oakland
07/14/13 @ 16:00 Dinner El Vaquero Arnold
10/20/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Fattoush San Francisco
08/25/13 @ 09:30 Breakfast Library Seattle WA
05/27/13 @ 13:15 Lunch Max's Opera Plaza San Francisco
09/17/13 @ 11:45 Lunch Nectar Santa Rosa
10/15/13 @ 11:45 Lunch Park Avenue Bar & Grill Oakland
12/05/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Ramekins Sonoma
08/24/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Tillicum Village Blake Island WA
08/04/13 @ 13:00 Lunch V Murphys
06/18/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Walzwerk San Francisco
01/20/13 @ 18:15 Dinner Zati's Oakland
09/30/13 @ 12:30 Lunch El Jarocho Redwood City 4
09/14/13 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 6
06/17/13 @ 13:30 Lunch El Pollo Loco Manteca 7
12/14/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Happy Dogs Mill Valley 7
07/06/13 @ 17:00 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 7
02/16/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell DFW TX 7
06/28/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 7
08/16/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 7
06/13/13 @ 13:30 Lunch Taco Bell Angels Camp 7
06/04/13 @ 11:45 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 7
02/25/13 @ 10:30 Lunch Au Bon Pain DFW TX 8
03/05/13 @ 18:00 Dinner El Pollo Loco Manteca 8
03/26/13 @ 13:00 Lunch La Corneta [Glen Park] San Francisco 8
04/24/13 @ 11:45 Lunch La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 8
05/20/13 @ 18:00 Dinner La Corneta [Mission] San Francisco 8
04/07/13 @ 13:30 Lunch Taqueria Cancun San Francisco 8
11/27/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Acapulco Brooklyn NY 9
07/19/13 @ 13:15 Lunch Firewood Murphys 9
07/08/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Panda Express Manteca 9
03/01/13 @ 20:00 Dinner Panda Express Livermore 9
02/10/13 @ 17:45 Dinner Pho Ha Tien San Francisco 9
08/21/13 @ 13:30 Lunch Potbelly Seattle WA 9
03/23/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Taqueria Cancun San Francisco 9
03/29/13 @ 12:15 Lunch Papalote San Francisco 10
02/22/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Flames Grill Montgomery AL 11
08/12/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Giant Burger Arnold 11
05/04/13 @ 12:00 Lunch Los Panchos San Francisco 11
05/13/13 @ 12:00 Lunch All Seasons San Francisco 12
01/16/13 @ 09:00 Breakfast Bagel & Bialy II Wheeling IL 12
08/26/13 @ 14:30 Lunch Il Fornaio Seattle WA 12
02/19/13 @ 13:15 Lunch Jefferson Cafe Jefferson Island LA 12
08/27/13 @ 09:00 Breakfast Library Seattle WA 12
10/13/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Los Panchos San Francisco 12
08/27/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Salumi Seattle WA 12
10/31/13 @ 17:00 Dinner Workshop Burgers Palo Alto 12
07/11/13 @ 11:45 Lunch All Seasons San Francisco 13
02/17/13 @ 12:15 Lunch Truburger New Orleans LA 13
01/15/13 @ 08:15 Breakfast Bagel & Bialy II Wheeling IL 14
08/22/13 @ 11:00 Breakfast Bayou on 1st Seattle WA 14
09/01/13 @ 12:00 Lunch Chava's San Francisco 14
07/21/13 @ 19:00 Dinner La Santaneca San Francisco 14
09/15/13 @ 13:45 Lunch Rigolo San Francisco 14
12/02/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Shanghai Cafe Deluxe Manhattan NY 14
05/15/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Alhamra San Francisco 15
06/19/13 @ 12:45 Lunch Arlequin San Francisco 15
06/22/13 @ 11:30 Lunch Black Bear Diner Tracy 15
02/18/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Forest Franklin LA 15
11/20/13 @ 12:45 Lunch Stacks San Francisco 15
10/10/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Stacks San Francisco 15
07/18/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Willow Grill Jamestown 16
04/17/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Arlequin San Francisco 17
02/20/13 @ 14:00 Lunch Blow Fly Inn Gulfport LA 17
05/06/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Hung To South SF 17
12/01/13 @ 20:00 Dinner Lomzynianka Brooklyn NY 17
11/26/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Schapiros Manhattan NY 17
08/02/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Alchemy Murphys 18
05/29/13 @ 12:45 Lunch Arlequin San Francisco 18
02/24/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Blue Iguana Columbus GA 18
11/24/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Bursa San Francisco 18
04/14/13 @ 18:15 Dinner Kippu San Francisco 18
06/30/13 @ 12:00 Lunch Mi Pueblo Sonora 18
01/26/13 @ 13:00 Lunch Terrapin Creek Bodega Bay 18
04/12/13 @ 18:15 Dinner Gaumenkitzel Berkeley 19
09/29/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Girl and the Fig Sonoma 19
04/03/13 @ 12:00 Lunch La Mediterranee [Noe] San Francisco 20
08/26/13 @ 09:00 Breakfast Library Seattle WA 20
01/08/13 @ 20:00 Dinner Regent Thai San Francisco 20
12/25/13 @ 14:00 Lunch All Seasons San Francisco 21
08/24/13 @ 09:30 Breakfast Library Seattle WA 21
03/04/13 @ 18:30 Dinner El Vaquero Arnold 22
09/13/13 @ 14:00 Lunch Hong Kong Lounge II San Francisco 23
11/07/13 @ 12:00 Lunch Chinatown Restaurant San Francisco 24
01/15/13 @ 19:00 Dinner La Posada Highland Park IL 24
04/07/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Park Avenue Bar & Grill Oakland 24
02/18/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Kajun King St. Martinville LA 25
02/23/13 @ 20:30 Dinner Mellow Mushroom Auburn AL 25
11/30/13 @ 20:00 Dinner Red Star Brooklyn NY 25
05/18/13 @ 13:15 Lunch Big 3 Sonoma 26
08/19/13 @ 19:00 Dinner Bursa San Francisco 26
06/29/13 @ 17:45 Dinner Snowflake Lodge Arnold 26
01/16/13 @ 19:00 Dinner Ram Wheeling IL 27
02/21/13 @ 12:30 Lunch Mama's Mobile AL 28
11/30/13 @ 14:00 Lunch Jacques Manhattan NY 29
03/20/13 @ 11:45 Lunch Amber Dhara Palo Alto 30
11/08/13 @ 21:00 Dinner Max's Opera Plaza San Francisco 30
06/28/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Sequoia Woods Arnold 30
02/02/13 @ 18:15 Dinner Alebrijes Lodi 32
04/21/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Salito's Sausalito 32
03/02/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Emberz Sonora 33
12/13/13 @ 17:00 Dinner McNear's Petaluma 33
02/19/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Riverside Inn Lafayette LA 33
04/13/13 @ 18:15 Dinner Vega San Francisco 34
05/31/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Sugo Petaluma 35
10/19/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Pomelo San Francisco 36
03/30/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Ikaros Oakland 38
06/07/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Black Bart Inn San Andreas 39
10/18/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Don Ramon's San Francisco 39
02/20/13 @ 19:00 Dinner Kitchen on George Mobile AL 39
11/01/13 @ 18:00 Dinner McNear's Petaluma 39
01/19/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Pomelo San Francisco 40
02/21/13 @ 19:00 Dinner Osman's Mobile AL 46
10/05/13 @ 17:45 Dinner Tyrolean Inn Ben Lomond 46
11/27/13 @ 20:15 Dinner Anella Brooklyn NY 47
02/22/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Central Montgomery AL 47
10/01/13 @ 18:00 Dinner Fresca [West Portal] San Francisco 48
08/26/13 @ 18:30 Dinner McCormick & Schmick Seattle WA 48
03/13/13 @ 19:00 Dinner Hog and Rocks San Francisco 50
11/25/13 @ 19:30 Dinner Glasserie Brooklyn NY 57
01/05/13 @ 20:00 Dinner Manzoni San Francisco 58
09/21/13 @ 17:45 Dinner Celadon Napa 59
08/25/13 @ 17:30 Dinner Wild Ginger Seattle WA 60
02/17/13 @ 19:30 Dinner Atchafalaya New Orleans LA 63
02/16/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Herbsaint New Orleans LA 64
08/22/13 @ 18:30 Dinner Rview Seattle WA 68
08/23/13 @ 19:00 Dinner Alexis Seattle WA 75
05/12/13 @ 14:00 Lunch Scotts Oakland 75
08/21/13 @ 20:00 Dinner Aqua Seattle WA 84
06/15/13 @ 17:15 Dinner Taste Plymouth 95