Teemu Selanne’s The Penalty Box Opens Today


Teemu Selanne’s The Penalty Box Opens Today

A Salute to Creative Casual Food and, Of Course, Hockey!

Olympic Gold medalist and Hockey Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne and business partner Kevin Pratt are opening their new counter service casual eatery, The Penalty Box, at repurposed shipping container center, SteelCraft Garden Grove, on Thursday, September 26, 2019, at 5 p.m. The Penalty Box will be open daily from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. and until 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday with an original all-American comfort menu that cleverly and whimsically refers to Selanne’s love of the NHL.

Pucks are Burgers, and they’re made with the eatery’s signature blend of sirloin, short rib and wagyu beef, and any burger may be substituted with a soy-based veggie patty. There are five different PUCKS ranging in price from $9 for The “Minor Penalty,” which is a 1/3 pound wagyu beef patty with Tillamook cheddar, iceberg and Penalty Box sauce on a brioche bun, to The “Broken Rib” for $16 made of 1/3 pound of wagyu beef patty, bourbon BBQ short rib, giant onion ring, smoked Gouda fondue and “Sin-Bin” sauce on a brioche bun.

Sticks are Hot Dogs, and there are four temptations to choose from. The “Bagel Dog” for $8 is puff pastry wrapped with Everything Bagel Spice, garlic and herb cheese. For $14, The “Triple Deke” is bacon wrapped Polish sausage, fire braised pulled pork, three cheese fondue, pickled onion, scallion and Penalty Box sauce.

 Twigs are Gourmet Poutines like The “Goon” at $7 composed of smoked slab bacon, Tillamook cheddar, scallion, chipotle aioli and fried egg and The “Vladimir” of short rib, bacon, cornichon, pickled red onion, American cheese and Russian sauce for $10 and others.

Whipped Ice are Shakes priced at an easy $6 each with tantalizing selections including “Icing” (Vanilla) composed of Tahitian vanilla bean ice cream, white chocolate chips, whip and sugar crisp and “Blowing A Tire” (Chocolate) concocted of chocolate ice cream, dark chocolate chips, whip and sugar crisp.

Bottle Rockets are Sodas – Boylan 12oz Birch Beer, Black Cherry and Orange Cream.

The Penalty Box is among the carefully selected craft food and drink vendors curated by SteelCraft, whose mission is to provide hospitality at outdoor community tables in a family- and dog-friendly environment.

Teemu Selanne and partner Kevin Pratt are also the proud owners of almost six-year-old award-winning upscale Selanne Steak Tavern in Laguna Beach.

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