It would not surprise any San Carlan that a plurality (but not a majority) of San Carlos establishments (as per our definition) are located on Laurel Street, which has become the clear center of social and culinary activity in the town. A local may also argue this number of 57 is actually undercounted since two Laurel Street places actually have official addresses on San Carlos Avenue (Blue Line Pizza and Starbucks) — with those added, the Laurel Street share would move from 47.9% to 49.6%.
El Camino comes in second with almost one-quarter of the places, with San Carlos Avenue, Industrial Avenue, and Holly Street holding many of the rest. By the way, all of the ones on Washington Street and Cherry Lane are breweries or wineries.
So how are the nearly half of all San Carlos places distributed along Laurel Street? Again, no surprise to locals, almost half of those restaurants are on the 600 and 700 blocks (the first two blocks south of San Carlos Avenue), and two-thirds of them are on the first three blocks! There is a blip of six on the 1100 block (between Brittan and Greenwood) and four on the 1600 block (between Central and St. Francis), while the others are scattered all the way to Eaton Avenue.