Another year has almost passed and I've yet to die of burger poisoning. And as the final weeks of the year play out, it's always fun to look back at the meals that still remain vivid in my memory. This year a few were encountered outside of Dallas and two were even meals I made in my home with the help of local Dallas businesses. Here are my most memorable dining experiences of 2012, provided I don't encounter anything beautiful in the next few weeks.
See also: My Top 10 Food Memories of 2011
Dining at Uchi in Austin (pictured above) Uchi is one of the most hyped restaurants in Austin for good reason. While buying ultra-fresh fish is easy for anyone with the resources, turning those ingredients into a memorable meal takes considerable skill. Nearly everything I at at Uchi was a work of art, including this lemony pistachio dish I ordered for dessert. One of my biggest regrets of the year was not ordering omakase while I dined there.