Happy New Year! (Favorites from 2012)

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!!





  1. says

    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!

  2. says

    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!

    • says

      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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