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