SteelCraft Bellflower: One Place, Nine Entrepreneurs

SteelCraft Bellflower marked the opening of its new 15,000-square-foot food and drink plaza in Bellflower on June 13, unveiling an alluring collection of nine craft food and drink vendors, including Ten Mile Brewing, Off Duty Wine Bar, Long Beach Creamery, Solid Coffee Roasters, Fritzi Coop, Pholanthropy, PRIME by Shenandoah, Cassidy’s Corner, and The Standing Room. And, as you might expect, opening weekend was full of celebration.

Located in downtown Bellflower, the space has a sophisticated and artful vibe and is constructed around 14 rustic repurposed shipping containers and a pet-friendly courtyard. With big wooden benches and long picnic tables, SteelCraft has opened just in time for sunny outdoor summer dinners and warm, breezy happy hours, with live music and community events to create a vibrant social setting.

Here’s a list of what you’ll find there.

Ten Mile Brewing

Photo courtesy of Ten Mile Brewing

The SoCal father-and-son duo behind the Ten Mile brand, Dan and Jesse Sundstorm, began home brewing out of their garage. They launched their hobby into a business in 2012, and they relocated their operation to a tap room in Signal Hill. The name Ten Mile Brewing is a nod to a favorite stretch of land for the father and son in the Sierra Nevadas called Kings Canyon National Park. The raw elements of their favorite national park inspired the design and style of the business and the brews. www.tenmilebrewing.com

Off Duty Wine Bar

Photo courtesy of SteelCraft

True to its name, this quaint, relaxing oasis caters to those taking off their hat for the night to enjoy a breath of fresh air and a smooth glass of wine. Off Duty Wine Bar serves to be a space for casual wine tastings and pairings. The team pours from a rotating and abundant selection of vinos, so there’s certain to be something for everyone.

Long Beach Creamery

Photo courtesy of Long Beach Creamery

This ice cream shop sets itself apart by bringing organic ingredients to the world of ice cream. The shop specializes in unique, handcrafted treats that showcase seasonal flavors, keeping the tastes consistently and lip-smackingly fresh. By specializing in locally sourced fruits and dairy, the team brings together a broad sense of community from the farm to the cone. longbeachcreamery.com

Solid Coffee Roasters

Photography by Lisa Hu Chen

Solid Coffee Roasters began in 2014 as a platform for individual organizations and enterprises to raise funds for their cause by selling their own coffee. They grew quickly as supporters began to recognize and frequent their brands that were consistently delivering quality coffee. After a successful first few years, the team decided to set up a café in Artesia, California, which has now become a beloved staple in its surrounding neighborhood. Now, Solid Coffee Roasters has expanded to SteelCraft to deliver the same community-driven ideals and consistent quality. solidcoffeeroasters.com

Fritzi Coop

Photography by Lisa Hu Chen

This little chicken stop by renowned Chef Neal Fraser, prides itself in serving up steaming buttermilk chicken, dripping barbecue wings, dark meat sandwiches, savory rotisserie salad and salty, crispy fries. It has become a master in its craft in brining and cooking up chicken fried, seared, and spiced in every way imaginable. fritzicoop.com

Pholanthropy

Photography by Studio Salt Creative

Vincent Pham and Kim Nguyen, founded this restaurant with a unique purpose inspired by a shared devotion to bettering the lives of others and creating great food. They spent years working in local trauma centers, so when they came together to develop Pholanthropy, they made it their mission to donate a large percentage of their profits to a different cause every week. Their business works through a set of philosophies made up of a fusion of ideas surrounding the principles of pho,”phamily” and philanthropy. They specialize in noodles, flavorful soups, bahn mi sandwiches and other Vietnamese specialties that combine the hard work of well-made food and the noble effort to give back. pholanthropy.com

PRIME by Shenandoah

Photography by Studio Salt Creative

Built on the sturdy foundation of its sister spot in Long Beach, PRIME by Shenandoah takes sustainability to a whole new level. This restaurant uses only local ingredients from farmers markets and small, independent purveyors. A reliance on seasonal ingredients inspires their taco-focused daily menu, starring popular items like the Ten Mile Beer Battered Fish taco, Fried Cheese and Green Chorizo, and Roasted Cabo Cauliflower tacos. All of the utensils, paper and plastics are made from recycled and compostable materials, making the dining experience a full-circle, eco-friendly meal. primebyshenandoah.com

Cassidy’s Corner

Photography by Jack Rodriguez

Joe Ung created Cassidy’s Corner with a philosophy centered on community over competition. With those ideas in mind, he created a cafe that has brought the community together, evidenced by the long lines out his doors, kids slurping up acai bowls and parents running into each other on the go, red-velvet bagel and coffee in hand. With now three bustling locations (Lakewood, La Mirada and Bellflower) fans of the brand will be happy to see such a cherished place expand.

The Standing Room

Photo courtesy of The Standing Room

With booming restaurants in Hermosa and Redondo Beach, this constantly growing Korean-American fusion restaurant is excited to open its doors in SteelCraft. Their burger and “sammies” focused menu incorporates traditional Korean ingredients like kimchee and sweet bulgogi, with gourmet additions like truffle fries, smoked gouda and tomato jam. thestandingroomrestaurant.com


SteelCraft Bellflower


16500 Bellflower Blvd., Bellflower, CA 90706

Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs 6am-10pm, Fri-Sat 6am-11pm. Individual vendor hours vary.

steelcraftbellflower.com


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