Meet Lunch Legend ChristosBobistos of the Mountain Lunch Zone. At eight, count them (1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8!) National Lunch wins, he is the most decorated Luncher to date. We had a chance to sit down with him recently and here's what we learned about this midday munching master.
What does lunch mean to you?
It’s impossible to say. What did a canvas mean to Picasso? What did Sundays mean to Joe Montana?
When did you first realize that you had a talent for lunch?
As an arrogant person, I had suspicions long ago. Luncher Confirmed those suspicions.
What's your overall Luncher strategy?
If you ain’t first, you’re last.
What's more important, the lunch or the photo?
If the best tasting lunch isn’t also the best looking lunch, it loses. Which you can say about lots of things in life.
What are some photo taking tips you could pass on?
Own the presentation. Own the lighting. Own the angle. If you have to to stand on top of your neighbor’s booth for the shot, so be it.
What would you want lunch historians to write about you?
That a ChristosBobistos lunch need no caption… it was immediately recognizable across genres, geographies, and generations.
How has Luncher affected your lunching?
PB&J and Clif bars don’t win titles. So I seek out the best lunch joints. which has liberated me from a dull lunch existence. It’s like that apple commercial with the girl and the sledge hammer. Or Braveheart right before they did him in.
Who are your lunch icons?
Dudes who ignored the rules. Like Don Draper (liquid) and Earnest Shackleton (sled dog).
If your life was depending on it, and you could only submit one lunch to win, what lunch would that be (from where)?
The Bacon Bloody Mary at Arapahoe Basin Lodge. I’d win or die happy.
If you could lunch with one person, past or present, who would that be, and what would you order?
John Belushi. Mashed potatoes, of course.
What advice would you pass on to a Luncher who is really hungry for a win?
Hope I’m not on Luncher that day.