Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Nearly two years of dining with scaredy-cats

Posted By on Wed, Nov 28, 2012 at 8:49 AM

Dinner at Stir It Up

In an earlier post I mentioned that I dine weekly with a group unaccustomed to eating anywhere but Longhorn and Moe's. Here's a list of the restaurants we've visited since March 2011. (HT to Ryan Jung for having a memory.)

2012 Restaurants

Longhorn - Hard base line reset 11-23-12
Bei Jing Kabobs
Agave`
Eclectic Bistro
Nuevo Laredo
Cruzado Cuban
Osteria Pasta & Pizza
Sun in my Belly
Cheif Liu's
Hong Kong Harbour
Harold's Fried Chicken
Lure
Figo Pasta

STG Trattoria
The Shed at Glenwood
Stir It Up
5 Napkin Burgers (defunct)
Fritti
Crawfish Shack
Pho Dai Loi
El Rey Del Taco
Fuoco di Napoli
Campagnolo
Urban Pl8
Nino's
Boneyard
Haute Dog
Mezza
Fifth & Ivory
57th Fighter Group
The Ridge
Roxx
Stir It Up
Chateau de Saigon
Taqueria la Oaxaqueña
Gu's Bistro
Community Q
Cardamom Hill

2011 Restaurants

Outback - Just as a benchmark reminder of what national chain food is all about.
Antico Pizza
Alma Cocina
Rain
Botemkin Brazilian Bistro (defunct)
Barcelona
Tartufo Pizza
No. 246
Nicola's
Takorea
Au Rendez Vous
Lunacy Black Market
Holy Taco
Las Palmeras
Serpas
Thali
Stir it Up
La Pietra Cucina
Top Floor
Sufi
Watershed (original location, closed)
Penang
Sotto Sotto
One Eared Stag
Miso Izakaya
Bhojanic
Sound Table
Escorpion
Urban Pl8
Cakes and Ale
Sauced
JCT Kitchen
Sprig
Tierra
Peter Chang's
Stone Bowl
Chateau de Saigon
Com
Pura Vida
Longhorn, where it all began, March 2011

Not to speak definitively for anyone, but my impression is that the group's favorites have been JCT, Stir it Up (which we visited twice), Boneyard, Crawfish Shack, Sauced, Mezza, Nicola's, and El Rey del Taco.

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