Table Talk: New Rodeo 39 Public Market

Patio at new Rodeo 39 Public Market

More-than-a-food-hall opens in Stanton

For years, there were three reasons for foodies to visit Stanton: Park Ave, Il Garage and Thai Nakorn restaurants. Now there are two dozen more reasons, and several for shoppers, all under a single airy roof at Rodeo 39 Public Market.

In fact, Stanton may be my new fave O.C. destination: I’ve made two visits to Rodeo 39 in a week and I’m champing at the bit for a third.

Expansive hangar doors give the venue a breathe-easy inside-outside feel—and there’s lots of patio seating as well. Original art and murals by five Southern California artists make it even more inviting.

Fried chicken adobo bowl at Oi Asian Fusion

Highlights of those first visits: the Lao BBQ Mix at Kra Z Kai’s, the county’s first Laotian barbecue; the Ube Mac at Pvsta Lab; vegan filled doughnuts at Dot & Dough; and ice cream (osmanthus oolong!) at Fika Fika Creamery.

On the near-future short list: Primal Cuts artisanal butchery/grill, Nandomo by HiroNori for craft ramen, Hook & Anchor fish and lobster house, Banh Xeo Boys for savory Vietnamese crepes and Stanton’s first brewery, Bearded Tang.

Tenants at Rodeo 39 include Stanton’s first brewery

The apparel shops, floral boutique and virtual-reality studio are supercool, too.

On the run? To-go ordering system Rodeo2Go allows for pick-up, curbside, delivery or contactless ordering via QR code on the tables. 12885 Beach Blvd., Stantonrodeopublicmarket.com

Photos from top courtesy Rodeo 39, Oi Asian Fusion and Rodeo 39.

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