Bobby Navarro is the owner of 100 Eats (www.100eats. com), an events and promotions company for brands in the food industry. 100 Eats was born from a 2010 blogging experiment where Bobby visited 100 restaurants in 100 days. Now he does PR for restaurants in LA and OC, and plans events on a national scale with FOODBEAST.
IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD
I never let my constant commuting compromise my lunch-time munchings. These picks are my on-the-go go-to’s.
Fresh Brothers | Multiple Locations “Pepperoni Pizza on Thin Crust. Crispy, cheesy, delicious. It’s all in the sauce.”
SLAPFISH | Multiple Locations
Sandwich Society | Santa Ana + Irvine Location Coming Soon! “If you ever need to fill your Instagram with STACKED sandwiches, look no further.”
The Kroft | Multiple Locations
Cubed | Tustin
Burnt Crumbs | Multiple Locations
Jinny’s Pizzeria | DTSA “New York Style pizza with a California flair. Plot twist: the Kale Caesar Salad is my go-to.”
Hatch | Tustin “Post-modern tiki feel with creative slider selections. Little burgers always allow you to eat more of everything.”
After a crazy work week of hustling, I always shut it down with a weekend full of my favorite dishes and cocktails.
Casa | Costa Mesa “The live music has me staying. Danny’s cocktails keep me coming back.”
Vaca | Costa Mesa “In house dry-aged meat and tapas straight from Spain. Not to mention their Vaca Tonic is a real life alcoholic slushie. (Mic drop)”
Mesa | Costa Mesa “No one does sexy lounge vibes quite like Mesa. And that retractable roof? C’mon!”
Puzzle | La Mirada
A Market | Newport Beach
The Blind Rabbit | Anaheim “My favorite part of Th e Blind Rabbit is its secretness, tucked away from the chaos of the Packing House behind a hidden door.”
Shuck Oyster Bar | Costa Mesa “Oooohhh, I like the grilled cheese at Shuck. Most people wouldn’t expect an oyster bar to have a cheese sandwich worthy of the two syllable ‘Daa-mn.’”
Pour Vida Latin Flavor | Anaheim
Habana | Costa Mesa “Award-winning patio!!! Amazing Cuban food by candlelight is all I need. Keep your eye out for their Irvine location coming soon!”
Everyone has a favorite “Treat Yourself” dining spot. These are the places I’ll always drive a little extra for, especially on the more special of occasions.
The Loft at Montage | Laguna Beach
LSXO | Huntington Beach “A speakeasy hidden in plain sight. With a view of the ocean and a fusion of Vietnamese and Chinese cuisine, Chef
Tin is throwing a bit of LA into the Orange County food scene.”
Il Barone | Newport Beach
Marche Moderne | New Location Coming Soon!