SteelCraft Garden Grove Containers Soar Onto Site

Filipino Concept Joins Tenant Lineup

GARDEN GROVE, Calif. (November 20, 2018)Last Tuesday, on November 13, 2018, SteelCraft flew the 21 shipping containers that make up SteelCraft Garden Grove onto the City-hall adjacent site. The 15,000 square-foot outdoor urban eatery will feature 10 small craft businesses serving: coffee, craft beer, ice cream, macarons, burgers, tacos, Asian-inspired chicken, all-day breakfast, and now to add to the mix, a new Filipino concept, exclusive to SteelCraft Garden Grove.

Barrio (@ocbarrio), the brainchild of the husband and wife duo behind Pueblo in Costa Mesa, is the final concept to join the SteelCraft Garden Grove tenant lineup. Barrio has the timeless and homey feel of Filipino BBQ while taking it to a healthier, elevated level for modern diners.

 All entrées will be fresh off the grill—Snake River kurobuta pork skewers or free-range organic chicken skewers as the staples, as well as grilled Atlantic salmon or wild Mexican shrimp—served with either a special garlicky rice-quinoa blend or a simply dressed salad and and fried egg. Each plate will include papaya and mango relish and an assortment of house-made sauces. As an appetizer, Barrio will serve Filipino ceviche called 'Kinilaw.’ Barrio’s refreshing, homemade calamansi (a Philippine citrus) slushie will wash it all down.

Tuesday’s container craning revealed just how large the neighborhood gathering space will be. Complete with stacked and cantilevered containers, Howard CDM, the builder-developer, expertly wedged each container one-by-one into place as members of the City, SteelCraft team and the community gathered to watch the action.

The highly-anticipated project will feature an organic garden, an arcade container, and a stage for live performances and events beneath a unique metal shade structure.

Martin D. Howard, president/CEO of Howard CDM said, “Seeing the containers lifted through the air is a terrific culmination of planning, design and collaboration of the whole team—the SteelCraft and Howard CDM team, the City of Garden Grove, Studio One Eleven, Turpin Design Group, our tenants and the community. All the pieces are coming together.”

SteelCraft Garden Grove is slated for grand opening in early 2019.


 SteelCraft is an outdoor urban eatery based in Long Beach, CA with new locations scheduled to open in Garden Grove and Bellflower in early 2019. Built with repurposed shipping containers, SteelCraft goes beyond placing a few shipping containers on a plot of land. We strive to become part of the DNA of the community. Through outreach, live music, and community events, engaging our neighbors is how we come together to celebrate the culinary experience.  ·  Instagram: @steelcraft


Howard CDM is a commercial general contractor and developer headquartered in Long Beach, CA. Howard CDM specializes in the construction, development and management of hospitality, retail and commercial projects in Southern California and nationwide. Howard CDM is the builder, developer and managing partner of SteelCraft.  ·  Instagram: @howard_cdm