A few years ago when we moved to Newport Beach, I challenged myself to see how long I could go without eating at the same restaurant twice. At the time, I was working a day job, so that really only left dinner and weekends to try new places. But I ended up trying 3 months worth of new places before I finally succumbed to my second go around at El Pollo Loco for a Chicken Tostada (of Forbes infamy).
It was a fun experience though and it really made me try a lot of restaurants that I would have not considered otherwise. I do have a soft spot for El Pollo Loco but almost every other place I tried was not a nationwide chain.
When we moved to Long Beach a few months ago, I wanted to do the same thing but on a bigger scale. So I decided to challenge myself to try 100 restaurants in 100 days.
So far, I’m off to a good start and I’m on pace to hit my goal, but it’s definitely going to take some hard work to get there.
Update (12/1/15): Didn’t quite make it to 100 but I think this review should suffice 🙂
I’ve already discovered a ton of great new places from Thai Pizza to Short Rib Poutine and I thought it’d be fun to share what I’ve accomplished so far. For each restaurant, you’ll find a link to their Yelp profile (if you don’t trust my review), category of food, my rating, what I ordered, a short review and a one-liner.