Patrick Nguyen of The Straw

PATRICK NGUYEN
THE STRAW | COSTA MESA, CA

For Patrick, creativity has always been a passion. Before starting college, Patrick wanted to study art and make a career as an artist, although his parents weren’t too fond of the idea. Knowing his parents wanted him to study business he found a major that had the best of both worlds for creativity and business-marketing.

After graduating with a degree in marketing, Patrick worked menial jobs that weren’t giving him opportunity to grow into his full potential and after a while, realized the field of marketing wasn’t living up to the expectations and decided to leave the corporate world. To earn income while figuring out his future he worked at his family's restaurant. He helped out with the business side of the restaurant and used the other part of the time to find ways to add desserts to the menu. There was no space in the kitchen to bake up traditional Vietnamese desserts, so he tried his hand at experimenting with ice cream and created a Vietnamese version of the Italian affogato with Vietnamese coffee instead of espresso. With very traditional dishes on the menu, Vietnam’s Pearl Restaurant customers were not a fan of the Vietnamese affogato. Patrick didn’t want to give up, and experimented with ice cream and lime juice and found the mix of flavors were exotic, refreshing and really tasty. Excited, he put it on the menu but received negative feedback with accusations of not being authentic to the Vietnamese culture. He resolved that Vietnam’s Pearl Restaurant would stick to their roots-no dessert. Around this time the space right next to the restaurant became vacant; with money saved up and still having the passion to create, Patrick found an opportunity to take the space and create his own concept. Enter: The Straw.

With the concept of simple ice cream and lime juice, Patrick wanted to focus his creations around experimenting with nontraditional flavors like fresh mint, lime and ginger, or thai mango sticky rice as inspiration (spoiler alert: these are both milkshakes on the menu). With the excitement of new flavors, Patrick also wanted to change the way people experience dessert. He wanted to treat his milkshakes with the same respect as a really good cocktail and set up his spot as if you’re at your favorite speakeasy, but instead of libations it’s milkshakes! Patrick’s goal for The Straw is to be a place for people to go for dessert and entertainment, a place where artistry and flavor become one.

 

MAR

LOCATED AT 4TH STREET MARKET, DTSA

squareup.com/eatmar | facebook.com/eatmardtsainstagram.com/eatmardtsa

OWNER JON MELENDEZ

MAR's Rainbow Poke Bowl | photo courtesy of 100eats

MAR's Rainbow Poke Bowl | photo courtesy of 100eats

ABOUT

EAT GOOD FOOD

MAR is a modern quick-serve MARiscos eatery located at 4th Street Market. The goal behind MAR is to bring classic Latin and Asian seafood flavors together in harmony, with a fresh elevated twist. Featuring one of the freshest and most 'California' menus at Downtown Santa Ana's ever-evolving food hall, 4th Street Market, the line at MAR's counter is always long, and with good reason.  

More About: Owner Jon Melendez

Philadelphia Bowl... feel free to make it SPICY! | photo courtesy of 100eats

Philadelphia Bowl... feel free to make it SPICY! | photo courtesy of 100eats

MENU

MARiscos! Fresh fish is prevalent in Southern California, and MAR brings the flavor with ingredients like mango, pickled cucumber, housemade sauces and more. Poke your life away with their signature poke fries, or their All-In Bowl, which gives you a little bit of everything... and we mean everything. If fish is your protein of choice, look no further, MAR is the place to be.

MAR's Poke Fries are topped with poke, crab, teriyaki and more | photo courtesy of 100eats

MAR's Poke Fries are topped with poke, crab, teriyaki and more | photo courtesy of 100eats

POKE BOWLS TACOS & MORE

MAR Poke Bowl: poke, crab, avocado, cucumber, furikake

Philadelphia Poke Bowl: salmon poke with cucumber, avocado, whipped cream cheese, sesme seeds, furkiake

Rainbow Bowl: ahi, salmon, yellowtail, shrimp, crab, avocado, cucumber, pickled ginger, sesame seeds

ALL IN Poke Bowl: poke, crunchy shrimp, fried calamari, crab, mango, cucumber, masago, spicy mayo, teriyaki

Coconut Mango Poke Bowl: poke, crab, crunchy coconut shrimp, mango, spicy mayo, masago

Poke Fries: french fries topped with crab, poke, teriyaki, spicy mayo, masago, furikake

Surf & Turf Teriyaki Bowl: chicken teriyaki, crunchy shrimp, crab, green onion, sesame seeds

Ahi Ceviche: lime marinated ahi tuna, mango, pico de gallo, green onion, jalapeno, avocado

Baja Fish Taco: beer battered fish, pico de gallo, cabbage, cotija, honey chipotle crema

Calamari & Chorizo Taco: fried calamari, chorizo, onion, cilantro, cotija, honey chipotle crema

Coconut Shrimp Taco: fried coconut shrimp, cabbage, pico de gallo, wasabi dressing, spicy mayo

Shrimp & Chorizo Quesadilla: grilled shrimp and chorizo with melted cheese on a 12" flour tortilla

Surf & Turf Quesadilla: grilled shrimp, crab, and chicken teriyaki with melted cheese on a 12" flour tortilla

All photos above courtesy of 100eats

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

4TH STREET MARKET
201 E. 4th Street, #129
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 552-0208
Driving Directions via: Google Maps

Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner, Daily
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

Menu Pricing: $ 

Seating: Indoor Food Hall & Outdoor Patio Seating

Service: Counter

Refreshing Ceviche from MAR | photo courtesy of 100eats

Refreshing Ceviche from MAR | photo courtesy of 100eats

SAMPLE COVERAGE

 ...coming soon!

 

 

For more information or interview requests please contact

Bobby Navarro at 100eats - Events and Promotions.

bobby@100eats.com

714.673.8117

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CIVIC

LOCATED AT 4TH STREET MARKET, DTSA

facebook.com/eatcivicdtsainstagram.com/eatcivicdtsa

OWNER JON MELENDEZ

CIVIC's Steak Burrito is a breakfast fit for champions | photo courtesy of CIVIC

CIVIC's Steak Burrito is a breakfast fit for champions | photo courtesy of CIVIC

ABOUT

EAT GOOD FOOD

Prior to his concepts at 4th Street Market, Owner Jon Melendez had no previous experience in a kitchen, let alone the culinary world, but he was passionate and driven to make his idea works. His other concept, MAR has been open and thriving at 4th Street Market for over a year. With the success under his belt, Jon decided he wanted to give MAR a relative at 4th Street Market and open his passion project, CIVIC. CIVIC is your go-to spot for all-day breakfast and fresh juices. 

More About: Owner Jon Melendez

Chipotle Mushroom Burger for the veggie-lovers out there | photo courtesy of CIVIC

Chipotle Mushroom Burger for the veggie-lovers out there | photo courtesy of CIVIC

MENU

Get in on the flavor at CIVIC in Downtown Santa Ana's popular food hall, 4th Street Market. Whether you're feeling light and healthy, or ready to feast CIVIC has everyone's cravings covered. The Breakfast Burrito is a monstrous creation and an absolute must-order, not to mention their array of Waffles. French Toast and other breakfast-based items. Among the juice bar favorites, the Green Juice and PBC (pineapple, beet, carrot) are favorites. Oh yeah, and they serve burgers too!

CIVIC's Zamora Burger | photo courtesy of 100eats

CIVIC's Zamora Burger | photo courtesy of 100eats

BREAKFAST & BEYOND

CIVIC Burrito: your choice of chorizo, soy-rizo, or bacon with tater tots, eggs, and cheese in a 14" tortilla

Steak Burrito: tater tots, caramelized onions, skirt steak, mushrooms, cheese and eggs

CIVIC Waffle: your choice of chorizo, soy-rizo, or bacon stuffed inside a Belgian waffle, topped with avocado, pickled jalapenos, sunny side egg, Mexican sour cream and cotija cheese, served with jalapeno sauce and maple syrup 

Strawberries & Cream French Toast: two slices of brioche French toast, topped with cinnamon sugar, fresh strawberries, condensed milk, and maple syrup

Banana Nut French Toast: two slices of brioche French toast, topped with cinnamon sugar, banana slices, mixed nuts, condensed milk, and maple syrup

Chorizo Burger: grass-fed beef mixed with mild chorizo topped with a bacon onion cream spread, arugula and a sunny side egg

Zamora Burger: grass-fed beef patty topped with melted panela cheese, bacon, grilled pineapple, tomato, pickled jalapenos, lettuce and spicy Zamora sauce

CIVIC Cheeseburger: Tillamook cheddar, caramelized onions, arugula, ketchup, whole grain mustard

Peanut Butter Bacon Time: house-made peanut butter with sliced bananas, bacon-weave patty, and maple syrup on toasted brioche

Green Juice: green apple, cucumber, kale, parsley, lime, ginger

PBC Juice: pineapple, beet, carrot, lime, ginger

All photos above courtesy of CIVIC

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

4TH STREET MARKET
201 E. 4th Street, #129
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 483-4324
Driving Directions via: Google Maps

Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner, Daily
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

Menu Pricing: $ 

Seating: Indoor Food Hall & Outdoor Patio Seating

Service: Counter

CIVIC shows it's sweet side with the Berry Studded Waffle | photo courtesy of CIVIC

CIVIC shows it's sweet side with the Berry Studded Waffle | photo courtesy of CIVIC

SAMPLE COVERAGE

 ...coming soon!

 

 

For more information or interview requests please contact

Bobby Navarro at 100eats - Events and Promotions.

bobby@100eats.com

714.673.8117

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Falasophy

LOCATED AT 4TH STREET MARKET, DTSA

falasophy.com | facebook.com/falasophyfalafelinstagram.com/falasophy

OWNER RASHAD MOUMNEH

Plato Salad Bowl with Falasophy's fresh Falafel | photo courtesy of 100eats

Plato Salad Bowl with Falasophy's fresh Falafel | photo courtesy of 100eats

ABOUT

Falasophy is a modern Lebanese street food kitchen, which started its journey in 2014 as a food truck roaming the streets of Southern California. In January 2017, Falasophy opened its first brick-and mortar location in the popular Downtown Santa Ana food hall, 4th Street Market. Falasophy provides patrons with exciting, cravable Lebanese street food, using the highest quality and freshest ingredients possible.

More About: Owner Rashad Moumneh

The fresh and fulfilling Cali Greek Salad | photo courtesy of Falasophy

The fresh and fulfilling Cali Greek Salad | photo courtesy of Falasophy

MENU

Falasophy's menu is focused on falafel, hummus and Lebanese street favorites. Their offerings are widely influenced by Southern California fresh and local flavors. Spicy Falafel Tacos are bringing new meaning to Taco Tuesday, and their Banh Mi Inspired Pita is unlike anything you've ever had. Everything Falasophy serves up is made from scratch, and their team is dedicated to providing great tasting food, period.

Falasophy's Bowls & Boxes are amidst their most popular menu items | photo courtesy of 100eats

Falasophy's Bowls & Boxes are amidst their most popular menu items | photo courtesy of 100eats

FALAFEL, HUMMUS & MORE

CLASSICS

Classic Falafel Pita: falafel, pickled red cabbages, cucumber-tomato salad, tahini

Garlic Chicken Shawarma Pita: 24-hour marinated chicken breast, garlic sauce, house pickled cucumber, arugula

24hr Steak Shawarma Pita: 24-hour marinated, slow roasted steak shawarma, house pickled turnips, parsley, onions, mint, tahini

Lebanese Lamb Sausage Pita: “Ma’anek” a specialty lamb & beef sausage, hummus, fries inside, pickles, pomegranate dressing

CREATIONS

Sumac Chicken Grilled Pita: slow cooked chicken breast with sumac & onions in a pressed pita, garlic sauce and pickles on the side

Garlic Chicken Panini: shredded chicken breast, Lebanese garlic sauce, house pickled cucumber

Banh Mi Inspired Pita: inspired by the famous sandwich, pickled daikon and carrots, fresh cilantro, jalapenos, sauce. choose from Falafel, Chicken or Steak

Spicy Falafel Tacos: falafel, cilantro garlic sauce, pickled red cabbage, avocado, pineapple pickled jalapeños, flour tortilla

Grilled Cheese Quesa-Pita: Lebanese cheese blend, za’atar

BOWLS & BOXES

Beirut Box: hummus, Lebanese rice, tomato-cucumber salad, pickles.
choose from Falafel, Chicken or Steak Shawarma

Plato Salad Bowl: hummus, hipster tabbouli, pickled jalapeños, pickled red cabbage, avocado, falafel, tahini. choose from Falafel, Chicken or Steak Shawarma

Cali Greek Salad: shredded grilled chicken breast, romaine, cucumber, tomato, parsley, Kalamata olive, feta, za’atar pita, avocado

Falafel Hummus Bowl: hummus, topped with falafel, pickled red cabbage, cucumber-tomato salad, tahini & pita

Steak Shawarma Hummus Bowl: hummus, topped with 24-hour steak shawarma, parsley-onions, house pickled turnips, tahini & warm pita

All photos above courtesy of Falasophy

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

4TH STREET MARKET
201 E. 4th Street, #129
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 483-4324
Driving Directions via: Google Maps

Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner, Daily
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

Menu Pricing: $ 

Seating: Indoor Food Hall & Outdoor Patio Seating

Service: Counter

Spicy Falafel Tacos | photo courtesy of Falasophy

Spicy Falafel Tacos | photo courtesy of Falasophy

SAMPLE COVERAGE

...coming soon!

 

 

For more information or interview requests please contact

Bobby Navarro at 100eats - Events and Promotions.

bobby@100eats.com

714.673.8117

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Red Envelope

LOCATED AT 4TH STREET MARKET, DTSA

redenvelope.com ...coming soon! | instagram.com/redenvelopeco

CO-FOUNDERS HOP PHAN & ANDY NGUYEN

Red Envelope's Vietnamese Spring Rolls feature edible flowers | photo courtesy of @feastie.boys

Red Envelope's Vietnamese Spring Rolls feature edible flowers | photo courtesy of @feastie.boys

ABOUT

VIETNAMESE FUSION COMFORT FOOD

Red Envelope is a collaborative project bringing Vietnamese-Fusion Comfort Food to the Orange County food scene. The team behind Red Envelope includes beloved Chef Hop Phan (Dos Chinos, Megadon) Chef Mike (Anchor Hitch), and Andy Nguyen (AFTERS Ice Cream, Sweet COMBforts, Portside and more). This crew has come together to bring something special to the ever-evolving Santa Ana food hall, 4th Street Market, and is already taking over the social media universe with their diverse and colorful menu items.

A take on the past, present, and future of our Vietnamese-American heritage. Being leaders to our community in terms of pushing the envelope. With a little luck and a lot of love, this is a glimpse into how we change the mindset..” - Andy Nguyen, Red Envelope Co-Founder

More About: Co-Owner Hop Phan

Shakin Beef Nachos | photo courtesy of 100eats

Shakin Beef Nachos | photo courtesy of 100eats

MENU

Red Envelope's menu features items such as pho with garnished with an 8-inch beef bone, spring rolls rolled in edible flowers, flavorful shrimp, crispy wings, vietnamese-nachos, and more. Not to mention the Shaken Beef Cheese Melt …to die for.

Vietnamese Garlic Butter Wings | photo courtesy of @feastie.boys

Vietnamese Garlic Butter Wings | photo courtesy of @feastie.boys

PHO, SPRING ROLLS & MORE

Beef Pho: 24 hr broth, NY steak, angus brisket, green onions, white onions, cilantro, basil, served with bean sprouts and jalapenos on the side 

Pho French Dip: Hoisin/Sriracha sauce, green onions, white onions, cilantro, bean sprouts, basil, jalapenos, brisket, topped with salt and pepper on a French roll, served with Pho broth dip

Elote: grilled corn topped with garlic aioli, chili powder, aioli

Wings: crispy, garlic, butter

Salmon Salad: atlantic grilled salmon, mixed greens, mango sauce, avocado, cucumber, onion, tomato, with a citrus soy vinagrette

Shakin Beef Cheese Melt: cheddar cheese, avocado, spicy mayo, BBQ glaze, carne asada and grilled green

Shakin Beef Nachos: wonton chips, monterey jack and cheddar cheese, avocado, BBQ glaze, carne asada and grilled green onions

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

4TH STREET MARKET
201 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92701
Driving Directions via: Google Maps

Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner, Daily
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

Menu Pricing: $ 

Seating: Indoor Food Hall & Outdoor Patio Seating

Service: Counter

All photos above courtesy of @feastie.boys

SAMPLE COVERAGE

OC WEEKLY
Grand Opening at 4th Street Market

 

Additional Sample Coverage ...coming soon!

 

 

For more information or interview requests please contact

Bobby Navarro at 100eats - Events and Promotions.

bobby@100eats.com

714.673.8117

100eats.com

Anna Ekizian of Gyro King

ANNA EKIZIAN
GYRO KING | TRADE, IRVINE

At Gyro King, proprietor Anna Ekizian holds this to be true: delicious, healthy Greek cuisine made from only the finest and freshest ingredients is what the customers want, and the OC deserves. As a proud Armenian born in Istanbul, Turkey, the epicenter of Anna’s traditional Armenian life has always revolved around food and family. She began cooking in fifth grade and credits her mother and mother-in-law for teaching her to cook everything she knows now. While learning the ropes of traditional cooking and perfecting her craft, Anna helped her brother start the beginning of Gyro King back in 1979. Together, they would prepare only the finest and freshest ingredients daily, and make plates they would be proud to not only serve themselves but also their family. After many years of creating a delicious, Greek haven, Anna took over her brother’s position and became the owner of Gyro King. With 30 years of experience, Anna still loves every moment of what she does. She loves preparing fresh ingredients, creating decadent plates, treating her customers as if they were her own family, creating a community among her team and still working with the same vendors she began working with 30 years ago. Gyro King is now a staple at TRADE Food Hall, and Anna is excited to keep on with the tradition that has always been the soul of Gyro King: daily preparation of only the finest and freshest ingredients for a delicious Greek cuisine.

Habana

LOCATED IN THE LAB, COSTA MESA
ADDITIONAL LOCATION COMING SOON
TO THE IRVINE SPECTRUM

habanacostamesa.com | facebook.com/HabanaCM | instagram.com/habanacm
habanairvine.com | facebook.com/HabanaIrvine | instagram.com/habanairvine

EXECUTIVE CHEF ALEX MORENO
DIRECTOR PETER JAISEL

 

Paella A La Habana | photo courtesy of Habana

Paella A La Habana | photo courtesy of Habana

ABOUT

Established in September of 1995, Habana proudly serves Cuban and Pan-Latin cuisine. This beloved Orange County eatery is known for its unique plates and cocktails, not to mention, the romantic candlelit atmosphere. An Orange County rarity, guests can enjoy Habana's full menu until midnight seven days a week, including a late night Happy Hour from 10pm-close. After over 20 years of providing Orange County with their outstanding Cuban fare, Habana will be opening a secondary location within The Irvine Spectrum come summer of 2017. 

Named "One of the 100 Best #AlFresco Dining Restaurants in America for 2016!" via OpenTable

More About: Chef Alex Moreno

Habana Costa Mesa's romantic 'al fresco' patio dining | photo courtesy of Habana

Habana Costa Mesa's romantic 'al fresco' patio dining | photo courtesy of Habana

MENU

Habana breaks the mold with their extensive menu of Cuban-inspired fare, ranging from seafood ceviche starters to a hamburguesa of epic proportions. Known for their Paella A La Habana, among other things, the kitchen continues to impress visitors year after year. Their newly appointed Executive Chef, Alex Moreno has brought his own flare and passion to the menu, including the return of Sunday brunch, offering a newly invigorated buffet menu. Grab a mojito, some pork croquetas, and treat yourself... Habana is the ideal place to indulge and stay a while.

Shrimp and Halibut Ceviche | photo courtesy of Habana

Shrimp and Halibut Ceviche | photo courtesy of Habana

CUBAN FARE

Chicken Empanadas: filled with chicken picadillo, served with mango slaw, jalapeno crema and banana habanero ketchup

Bocaditos: puff pastry stuffed with beef picadillo, capers, olives, tomato and raisins, served with slaw and jalapeno crema

Shrimp and Halibut Ceviche: poached gulf shrimp, marinated halibut in coconut lime mint broth served with tostones (Gluten Free)

Cuban Chopped Salad: romaine, radicchio, grilled corn, black beans, avocado, red bell peppers, cherry tomato, pineapple honey cumin vinaigrette

Habana's Caesar Salad: papaya seed caesar dressing, grilled romaine, spicy garlic crouton and parmesan crisps

Media Noche: slow roasted pork shoulder, jamon, swiss cheese, dill pickles, roasted garlic yellow mustard aioli in a pressed sweet roll

Hamburguesa A La Habana: grilled 8 oz beef patty, american and manchego cheeses, caramelized onion, crispy potato, dil pickle, lettuce, tomato and Habana secret sauce on brioche bun

Spice Crusted Seared Ahi: served with passion fruit beurre blanc, roasted corn sofrito and purple goat cheese mashed potatoes

Ropa Vieja: braised shredded beef stewed with bell peppers, onions and garlic, served with white rice, roasted plantain, sofrito black beans

Paella A La Habana: braised chicken legs, chorizo bilbao, peas, wild gulf shrimp, salmon, lechon, mussels and clams cooked in saffron bomba rice (Gluten Free)

All photos above courtesy of Habana


BRUNCH A LA HABANA

Habana’s brunch menu was reintroduced by Chef Alexx Moreno in April of 2017. The buffet-style brunch affair takes place on Sundays from 11AM - 4PM. Habana’s Cuban brunch fare brings a 'flavorful breakfast' to the next level. Unique spices and sauces grace every plate and complement traditional Cuban proteins such as roasted pork, fresh mariscos and more. Of course, you can't skip the meduros or their selection of fresh baked goods and pastries. To put it briefly, this is a brunch experience for the books.

Brunch a la Habana offerings | photos courtesy of Sarah King

LOCATIONS

The LAB
Habana
2930 Bristol St
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
714.556.0176

Hours of Operation: 
Monday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 a.m.
Friday - Sunday, 11:30 p.m. - 2:00 a.m. 
Full dinner menu is offered Sunday - Thursday until 12:00 a.m.
Full dinner menu is offered Friday - Saturday until 1:00 a.m.

Parking: Public lot located at The LAB shopping center
Driving Directions via: Google Maps
Reservations: reservations@habanacostamesa.com, or habanacostamesa.com, powered by Resy

Seating: Indoor and Outdoor Seating Available + Bar
Service: Full Service
Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

The Irvine Spectrum
Habana Irvine ...coming soon!
71 Spectrum Center Dr
Irvine, CA 92618

Hours of Operation: ...coming soon!

Parking: Public, multiple outdoor lots and structures within The Irvine Spectrum
Driving Directions via: Google Maps
Reservations: ...coming soon!

Seating: Indoor and Outdoor Seating Available + Bar
Service: Full Service
Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Menu Pricing: $$ - $$$

Events at Habana: habanacostamesa.com/upcoming-events

Ropa Vieja | photo courtesy of Sarah King

Ropa Vieja | photo courtesy of Sarah King

SAMPLE COVERAGE

OC REGISTER
OC Register lists Habana as one of their favorite leisurely lunches

DAVIDTHEFOODIE
@davidthefoodie highlights Habana's new brunch offerings on instagram and spreads the word to his 100k+ followers on social media

BRUNCHING FEAST! 🤗❤🦀🍝🍛🍜🍲🍤🍷🍸

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Bartender Andrew Winters

ANDREW WINTERS
LEAD BARTENDER | THE BLIND RABBIT

Andrew Winters is a man passionate and well-skilled on what it takes to make a really good cocktail. Starting early (14 years young early) he got his start by making a really boozy, dirty martini for his mother. Andrew’s revelation that his calling was making craft cocktails came from the look on his mother’s face every time she took a sip of one of his martinis — content, filled with bliss. Continuing with the passion of libations, Andrew has gained a wealth of experience of the curation of an outstanding cocktail and knows exactly what it takes to get the guests’ he pours to smile. As the Lead Bartender for The Blind Rabbit, Andrew has been able to really find his niche in the libation world and is an expert in all drinks ranging from fun, fruity tiki drinks to dark, smoky and sultry cocktails.

Andrew has a wide range of experience in libations. Before joining The Blind Rabbit worked at James Republic in Long Beach where he was the lead experimenter designing a new cocktail menu every three months. He also currently holds the title of local brand ambassador for Pisco Viejo Tonel for Los Angeles and Orange County, in which he creates cocktails for Pisco Viejo Tonel to help build its brand awareness. With all his hard work, Andrew has garnered much-earned recognition. From being promoted on the cover of the LA Times, where his cocktail ‘Wait For It’ was recognized, to making Thrillist’s LA section and being featured in CBS News as the creator of THE best Bourbon Cocktail of Orange County — Andrew is undoubtedly accomplished. To say Mr. Andrew Winters makes a damn delicious cocktail would be an understatement, he makes the BEST damn delicious cocktails.

Wingman

LOCATED AT 4TH STREET MARKET, DTSA

wingmankitchen.com ...coming soon! | instagram.com/wingmankitchen

CO-FOUNDER KEVIN LIM

Wingman's Chicken Sandwiches | photo courtesy of @feastie.boys 

Wingman's Chicken Sandwiches | photo courtesy of @feastie.boys 

ABOUT

A new fried chicken project hits Downtown Santa Ana backed by the creators Afters Ice Cream and Pig Pen Delicacy. NOW COMES WINGMAN. Offering sandwiches and salads featuring crispy skinned chicken, loaded fries, and of wings among other things. The mastermind behind the project, Kevin Lim, is excited to show off WINGMAN's unique, mouth-watering menu, and is thrilled to be partnering up with Kevin Bobby Nguyen and the entire team behind Blueprint Valor to bring it all to life. This chicken concept is a newcomer to Downtown Santa Ana's 4th Street Market and has stepped into the former Pig Pen Delicacy stall. 

More About: Co-Founder: Kevin Lim ...coming soon!

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries | photo courtesy of WINGMAN

Loaded Buffalo Chicken Fries | photo courtesy of WINGMAN

MENU

WINGMAN is a contemporary collection of classic and new poultry dishes specializing in American Fried Chicken using a variety of spices. Their unique chicken sandwiches, flavorful wings, loaded fries, and other creations are already causing buzz amongst the Orange County foodies, and are promised to be some of the most photogenic indulgent eats of the DTSA food hall, 4th Street Market.

With a name like WINGMAN, you better believe they serve WINGS | photo courtesy of 100eats

With a name like WINGMAN, you better believe they serve WINGS | photo courtesy of 100eats

FRIED CHICKEN & MORE

Fried Chicken Sandwich: Juicy Fried Chicken on Honey Biscuit or Brioche with Coleslaw and Sweet Soy Sauce

Grilled Chicken Sandwich: Grilled Sou Vide Chicken on Honey Biscuit or Brioche with Shredded Lettuce, Swiss Cheese, Bacon and Aioli Sauce

Grilled Chicken Salad: Shredded Lettuce, Grilled Chicken, Red Wine Vinaigrette Dressing, Croutons, Bacon and Cheese

Wings: crispy and flavorful, sweet soy sauce, spicy and more

Loaded Waffle Fries: multiple options including Buffalo Chicken with ranch and cheddar cheese

Misc Craft Drinks: including Kalebs Cola, Vanilla Cream Soda and Red Berry Acai

All photos above courtesy of 100eats

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

LOCATION

4TH STREET MARKET
201 E. 4th Street, #129
Santa Ana, CA 92701
(714) 483-4324
Driving Directions via: Google Maps

Hours of Operation: Lunch & Dinner, Daily
Sunday - Wednesday, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday - Saturday, 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

Menu Pricing: $ 

Seating: Indoor Food Hall & Outdoor Patio Seating

Service: Counter

A few of the drool-worthy menu offerings at WINGMAN | photo courtesy of @celinelinarte

A few of the drool-worthy menu offerings at WINGMAN | photo courtesy of @celinelinarte

SAMPLE COVERAGE

OC WEEKLY
Grand Opening at 4th Street Market

Additional Sample Coverage ...coming soon!

 

 

For more information or interview requests please contact

Bobby Navarro at 100eats - Events and Promotions.

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OoToro Sushi

LOCATED AT TRADE MARKETPLACE, IRVINE

ootorosushi.com | facebook.com/ootorosushi 

OWNER & MASTER CHEF KURT CHEN

ABOUT

JAPANESE FINE DINING AT ITS BEST

OoToro is the ideal Omakase sushi dining experience. OoToro provides visitors with the freshest fish, extravagant and exotic selections, exquisite sake, and more. Indulge in unique sushi pairings, and exceptional service. 

More About: Master Chef Kurt Chen ...coming soon!

Owner and Master Chef Kurt Chen hard at work | photo courtesy of OoToro

Owner and Master Chef Kurt Chen hard at work | photo courtesy of OoToro

MENU

Exclusive and rare ingredients prepared fresh daily.

OoToro Sushi's experienced chefs serve Japanese Sushi in a unique style using special techniques from around the world. Omakase dining is an artistic performance, providing guests with a unique dining experience just for them. 

OoToro is passionate about serving the best seafood to their guests, even if that means having seasonal fish flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on special order | photo courtesy of OoToro

OoToro is passionate about serving the best seafood to their guests, even if that means having seasonal fish flown in from Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market on special order | photo courtesy of OoToro

OMAKASE SUSHI

Chirashi: Tuna, Salmon, and Yellowtail on Sushi Rice Bowl

Sashimi Lunch: Mix Sashimi with Side of Steam Rice

Salmon Ikura Bowl: Salmon Sashimi and Egg Roe over Sushi Rice

Mix Sashimi and Eel on Rice: 5pcs Mix Sashimi)

Sashimi Deluxe: 10 - 12pcs of Mix Sashimi with Side of Steam Rice

All photos above courtesy of OoToro Sushi

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

TRADE Marketplace
2222 Michelson Dr.
Irvine, CA 92612
Info@TradeFoodHall.com

HOURS OF OPERATION

Tuesday - Saturday, 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Tuesday - Thursday, 5:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Friday - Saturday, 5:30 p.m. - 10 p.m.

Seating: Indoor 

Service: Counter

Menu Pricing: $$$

Square Footage & Capacity: TBD

Directions via: Google Maps

Chef Kurt Chen shows off a prized cut | photo courtesy of OoToro

Chef Kurt Chen shows off a prized cut | photo courtesy of OoToro

SAMPLE COVERAGE

Eater LA
OoToro featured as one of OC's hottest restaurants of Spring, 2017
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