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Long Beach’s Popular Shipping Container Park Grows Into Garden Grove, and More

Plus more Museum of Ice Cream, and coffee for Frogtown

String lights and outdoor seats at an open air food hall.
SteelCraft, Long Beach
Farley Elliott is the Senior Editor at Eater LA and the author of Los Angeles Street Food: A History From Tamaleros to Taco Trucks. He covers restaurants in every form, from breaking news to the culture, people, and history that surrounds LA's dining landscape.

SteelCraft expands

Long Beach has a hit on its hands with SteelCraft, the shipping container village that has become filled with food, drink, and retail merchants. In fact, the concept has proven popular enough that construction/development partner Howard CDM is planning to build a whole new SteelCraft park in Garden Grove.

The city of Garden Grove approved the plans earlier this week, which means construction can get underway almost immediately. There are plans to rival the Long Beach development by bringing in coffee, craft beer, a burger place, ice cream, and more, spread across some 15,000 square feet. That will all take some time, so expect a build-out lasting a year or more.

The Museum of Ice Cream lives on

Time for another Museum of Ice Cream extension, this time to the middle of October. The hit Downtown showcase is releasing a slew of additional tickets beginning on Thursday at 9 a.m., for anyone interested in diving into the same tub of plastic sprinkles as thousands of people before them.

Sushi weed

Chef Yoya, the man behind West LA sushi hit Hamasaku, has joined forces with the Vice’s Bong Appetit team for some seriously cannabis-heavy creations. Mostly in the video below viewers get to watch him roll an insane blunt using his sushi roll techniques, but there’s certainly a more culinary angle to the episode as well.

Baleen Kitchen is almost ready

It’s almost time to get back in to Baleen Kitchen in Redondo Beach. The restaurant went down for an extended remodel back in January but now has sights on a reopening date of June 30, complete with new executive chef Leandro Bongarra, formerly of Sunset Tower Hotel.

Keep tabs on those cups

Looking to explore the best coffee shops across Los Angeles? Check out the simple-enough, which offers a collection of maps and guides around town — including a bit new batch of updates just out this week.

Goa Taco officially lands in Santa Barbara

Smorgasburg option Goa Tacos, home of the paratha taco, is officially a Central Coast resident. The company just recently opened a Santa Barbara location at 718 State St., right in the heart of downtown.

Cafecito expands in Frogtown

Looks like more regular service hours for the casual Cafecito Organico in Frogtown. As of yesterday the space at 2902 Gilroy Street began offering consistent daytime weekday hours from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. There’s free wifi, a shaded patio, and some indoor seating as well.