Alison Cook reviewed 34 restaurants in 2012 and we have them all from the worst to the best reviewed. Coming tomorrow, Alison Cook's best restaurants of the year.
★★★★ Superlative; can hold its own on a national stage
★★★ Excellent; one of the best restaurants in the city
★★ Very good; one of the best restaurants of its kind
★ A good restaurant that we recommend
" I just didn’t care enough for the food or the experience here to return. It gives me no pleasure to report that. I still have vivid memories of that perfect Torchy’s lunch under the oaks in Austin, as the summer heat hinted that it might soon unclench and give way to fall. "
(J.Patric Schneider/For the Chronicle)