Restaurants 2021

This page lists 52 meals I ate in restaurants in 2021. 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, Le P'tit Laurent.

Lunch outside on Cortland on 4/14/21 was our the first restaurant meal after just over a year of not eating in a restaurant (and eating very little takeout). Lunch indoors at Ruta Oaxaca in Astoria Queens on 6/19/2021 was our first indoor restaurant meal in well over a year. Record keeping for this list is a little problematic; some meals ordered to go (mostly via GrubHub) are listed, others are not.

Travel in 2021:

See also: 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 2021 2022 All

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Date Meal Restaurant City Cost
04/14/21 @ 12:45 Lunch United Dumpling San Francisco
05/07/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell Escalon 7
05/15/21 @ 13:45 Lunch Vallartas San Francisco 7
05/29/21 @ 13:00 Lunch United Dumpling San Francisco 20
06/04/21 @ 13:00 Lunch United Dumpling San Francisco 20
06/05/21 @ 14:00 Lunch Kio Ramen San Francisco 20
06/17/21 @ 19:30 Dinner Arepas Cafe Astoria NY 25
06/18/21 @ 14:00 Lunch Souk El Shater Sunnyside NY 10
06/18/21 @ 19:30 Dinner Philomena Sunnyside NY 13
06/19/21 @ 13:15 Lunch Ruta Oaxaca Astoria NY 28
06/24/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Rat's Hamilton NJ 35
06/25/21 @ 14:00 Lunch Ma'ple Astoria NY 17
06/25/21 @ 19:00 Dinner Amylos Taverna Astoria NY 41
06/26/21 @ 13:00 Lunch John Brown's Astoria NY 27
06/26/21 @ 17:00 Dinner Sotto le Stelle Sunnyside NY 32
06/27/21 @ 12:00 Lunch Dawa's Sunnyside NY 28
06/27/21 @ 19:30 Dinner Sake Kawa Astoria NY 25
06/28/21 @ 19:30 Dinner Soufra Sunnyside NY 19
06/29/21 @ 12:30 Lunch Mirabella Sunnyside NY 8
07/10/21 @ 12:30 Lunch Tower Burger San Francisco 9
07/12/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Patxi's San Francisco 18
07/31/21 @ 13:30 Lunch Mesopotamia Kitchen San Francisco 15
08/01/21 @ 13:30 Lunch Bac Lieu San Francisco 26
09/01/21 @ 12:30 Lunch Los Kuyas San Francisco 10
09/02/21 @ 12:45 Lunch Bac Lieu San Francisco 28
09/03/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Hu Tong Jian Bing San Francisco
10/14/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Windmill Soledad 16
10/14/21 @ 18:00 Dinner Street Side Ale House Paso Robles 21
10/15/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Taco Bell Castaic 8
10/15/21 @ 19:30 Dinner Mariscos Guillen La Playita Venice 20
10/16/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Gjusta Venice 27
10/17/21 @ 14:00 Lunch Firehouse Venice 13
10/17/21 @ 20:00 Dinner Camp Venice 23
10/18/21 @ 13:00 Lunch Gjelina Venice 45
10/18/21 @ 19:30 Dinner Ela Venice 23
10/19/21 @ 11:00 Breakfast Wendy's Gorman 6
11/04/21 @ 12:30 Lunch a Mano San Francisco 25
11/04/21 @ 17:45 Dinner Novy San Francisco 51
11/07/21 @ 12:00 Lunch Dosa Biryanizz Chat Cafe Tracy 25
11/11/21 @ 12:30 Lunch Cafe 78 San Francisco 11
11/17/21 @ 13:00 Lunch El Buen Comer San Francisco 18
11/18/21 @ 18:00 Dinner Parkway Deerfield IL 50
11/19/21 @ 11:00 Breakfast Max's Northbrook IL 17
11/19/21 @ 17:30 Dinner Redlands Grill Deerfield IL 62
11/20/21 @ 11:00 Breakfast Max's Northbrook IL 14
11/21/21 @ 19:00 Dinner Wakaba Deerfield IL 26
11/22/21 @ 11:00 Breakfast Max's Northbrook IL 14
12/04/21 @ 12:30 Lunch Perry's [Front St.] San Francisco 25
12/07/21 @ 12:30 Lunch Papa Chino's Monterey 15
12/07/21 @ 18:30 Dinner Hog's Breath Inn Carmel 56
12/08/21 @ 10:15 Breakfast The Cottage Carmel 18
12/08/21 @ 18:15 Dinner Lucia Carmel Valley 40