Mayor Steven Jones announces tenants for SteelCraft Garden Grove at State of the City event


Media Contact: Julia Lemke

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (February 6, 2018)—Last Wednesday, at the 2018 State of the City Address, Honorable Mayor Steven R. Jones announced the future tenants for SteelCraft Garden Grove.

Mayor Jones said, “Garden Grove is excited to welcome SteelCraft’s fantastic lineup of eateries which were kept tightly under wraps until being announced at our State of the City event. The architectural appeal of repurposed shipping containers, combined with the arrival of so many unique food options, is sure to draw fresh new faces as we continue to ‘re:imagine’ the Downtown area.”

The current tenant lineup for SteelCraft Garden Grove, scheduled to open late 2018 is as follows.

Beer: Beachwood Brewing Co.

In 2006, Chef Gabriel Gordon and his wife Lena Perelman opened a revolutionary new BBQ restaurant and rotating craft beer bar in Seal Beach. The restaurant, Beachwood BBQ, went on to earn awards and recognition at the local and national level. The success of the Seal Beach location led the pair to team up with Julian Shrago, a well-known home brewer, to open Beachwood BBQ and Brewing in Downtown Long Beach. Soon after, the Long Beach location created award-winning beers and received gold medals for large brewpub and brewery. As the Beachwood Brewing name grew in recognition, the partners decided to open a larger facility in Huntington Beach. Beachwood Brewing is a Long Beach and Orange County staple and the SteelCraft team is thrilled to have them on board for SteelCraft Garden Grove.


Coffee: Dark Horse Coffee Roasters

Born in San Diego, with three locations in the Greater San Diego area, Dark Horse Coffee Roasters takes pride in roasting the freshest quality beans in-house, daily. Popular drinks include Cold Brew on Nitro or an espresso drink such as “The Champ.” Not only will you get a great cup of coffee at Dark Horse; you’ll experience a fun and approachable environment where the mantra is “relax, it’s just coffee.”


Tacos: Renegade Taco

Renegade Taco, currently a catering company in Orange County, takes your average taco and elevates it to a whole new level with its fusion of unique ethnic flavors. Renegade creates a taste profile that will fulfill any palate and leave you craving more. The three partners Kevin, Taylor and George formed Renegade Taco with a common vision in mind: the passion to provide a unique culinary experience using nothing but the best ingredients and from-scratch recipes and to bring great people together to experience the flavors and quality of a craft fusion taco.

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Southeast Asian Chicken: The Chick ‘N Shack

The Chick ‘N Shack culinary team created a menu inspired by their shared love for Hainan chicken and rice and travels throughout Southeast Asia in search for unique flavors and sauces. Chick ‘N Shack’s signature entrée includes a bed of jasmine rice made with a secret recipe, sustainably raised chicken poached in a unique broth of lemongrass, herbs and spices, a fried egg, and crunchy homemade pickles served with sauces made in-house – perfect for an on-the-go lunch or dinner. For a more indulgent option, Chick ‘N Shack offers incredible crispy and saucy chicken wings. Chicken and rice is a common thread across nearly every culture and this concept aims to present “everything chicken” in a way that is Asian-inspired but nostalgic to people from all walks of life.


Breakfast: The NestThe Nest, born in Bellflower, CA, always has a line out the door. The menu includes a mix of both weekend comfort foods and weekday fuel with items such as French toast, waffles, short rib hash, egg sandwiches, veggie scrambles and grits. The Nest is excited to serve breakfast all day at SteelCraft Garden Grove.


Dessert: Honey & Butter

Leanne, a Garden Grove native, and her husband Pawel sell thousands of macarons per day from an Airstream at The Lab in Costa Mesa and their brick-and-mortar in Irvine Spectrum. The power couple and their baking staff make both traditional and character French macarons based on the things they love – ranging from Game of Thrones to anime and Tsum Tsum styled animals. Honey & Butter began as an idea in 2014 for a small boutique that serves French macarons the day they are baked, rather than traditionally aging them for three days. Their love of “all things cute” is apparent in their creature cookies, décor and packaging. Honey & Butter makes as many cookies as they can each day to keep variety on the shelves, selling out day after day with lines, quite literally, out the door.


Dessert: Cauldron Ice Cream

Cauldron Ice Cream started as a small shop in Orange County with big dreams. The goal was to make ice cream so unique and delicious that it would change the standard of America’s favorite dessert. Since opening in May 2015, Cauldron has made that dream a reality. The now famous Puffle Cone and signature rose-shaped ice cream has gained worldwide attention from publications such as Cosmopolitan, Insider, Food Network and Tastemade. Even with world-wide attention and demand, each sweet creamy base flavor is made in-house daily. Each customer’s order is brought to life with liquid nitrogen in seconds to make the creamiest, freshest ice cream possible. Ice cream is nostalgic and brings people together. Cauldron centers everything they do around community which makes them a perfect fit for SteelCraft Garden Grove.

“Our team researched and truly got to know the community to ensure we selected the best tenants who represent the shared values of SteelCraft and the City of Garden Grove,” said Kim Gros, Founder of SteelCraft. “The outpouring of support from the community has been incredible. It made it that much more critical that we picked the right restaurants and brands—and the right people running them.”

“It is a great feeling to see the members of the community where I grew up react so positively to the names we worked so hard to select,” said Jennifer Le, Head of Marketing for Howard CDM.

Other tenants include a wine component and burger concept, to be announced at a later date.

Groundbreaking for SteelCraft Garden Grove is March 5, 2018, 10am-12pm. Members of the press and community are encouraged to attend.

SteelCraft Garden Grove rendering
Rendering of SteelCraft Garden Grove courtesy of Studio One Eleven


SteelCraft, a Long Beach-born outdoor urban eatery, opened in February 2017. In mid-2017 the City of Garden Grove and the City of Bellflower unanimously approved SteelCraft locations in each City’s center. SteelCraft Garden Grove and SteelCraft Bellflower are both scheduled to open in the second half of 2018. SteelCraft goes beyond placing a few shipping containers on a plot of land. Through live music, fundraisers and events, engaging the community is of utmost importance along with taking the guesswork out of finding a place to eat. SteelCraft curates only the best craft food and drink vendors based on the DNA of each unique community. Each location features a craft beer taproom, a wine component, a coffee shop, a variety of unique food offerings and dessert offerings. With seating at community tables in a dog and family-friendly environment, there is a place for everyone at the SteelCraft table.