Dec 312012

Wow, 2012 just flew right by. Last year on New Year’s Eve, S and I were sick – booooo! For our first meal of the New Year, we cooked frozen dumplings. Haha.

First meal of 2012

First meal of 2012

I moved from Berkeley to San Diego in March, and spent my last two months in the Bay Area eating as much as I could. Some of my favorite Berkeley/ Bay Area restaurants are:

The Brick Pig’s House


The Brick Pig's House

La Note



Gary Danko


Bakesale Betty’s



After moving to San Diego, S and I ate a lot of good food, discovering new restaurants and revisiting old favorites. It was difficult to compile a manageable list of our favorites from 2012, but here I’ve managed to round up some of the clear winners:

Carnitas’ Snack Shack

Pork sandwich (schnitzel, pulled pork, bacon, pepperoni, pickle relish, Shack aioli on a poppy seed bun), $9

Coop’s West Texas BBQ

Gelato Bus Stop



Manna BBQ

Camera 360


Ramen Yamadaya



Class 302 snowflake ice

I also did a bit of traveling, and ate a lot during my trips to Seattle and Texas.

Finally, I did a bit of baking and cooking:

BBQ chicken mac-n-cheese



Jam Kolaches


Salted caramel chocolate cupcakes

Vanilla mousse cheesecake



White chocolate macadamia nut cookies


It was definitely a delicious and memorable year, and I’m looking forward to another year of eating and learning in 2013! Thanks to everyone for reading and following, and happy new year!!




  8 Responses to “Happy New Year! (Favorites from 2012)”

  1. Happy new year! Those caramel cupcakes look awesome! Here’s to another year of great food blogging :)

  2. Happy New Year! Looking forward to our posts this year. Hopefully we can meet one day! :)

    Yeah, Coop’s is a great choice! And now I must make sure to go to Gelato Bus Stop this year!

  3. Happy New Year Jinxi!

  4. Happy New Year to you and S! Hope you have a lot of wonderful eats in 2013 too. Happy to have met you and S this year, I hope we can get a meal together again soon!

    • Thanks Kirbie! Happy New Year to you & DH too! Yes, let’s definitely try to grab a meal together sometime soon. RW is coming up…. :P

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