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Adding lunch service to its offerings,  Selanne Steak Tavern, hosts a pop-up Penalty Box lunch outpost on its outdoor terraces Wednesdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., beginning Saturday, June 6. Advance reservations suggested due to limited seating to allow for physical distancing

The restaurant will continue to offer The Penalty Box menu for take-out and curbside pick-up from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., daily. Guests may pre-order online.

The outdoor Penalty Box Pop-Up at Selanne Steak Tavern will feature PUCKS (burgers) made with the restaurant’s signature blend of sirloin, short rib, and wagyu beef, and any burger may be substituted with a soy-based veggie patty. Included are “The Great Eight” composed of an eight-spiced Moroccan lamb patty, roasted piquillo pepper, goat cheese, pickled red onion, rocket, chimichurri aioli on ciabatta; “The Broken Rib” made of a wagyu beef patty, bourbon BBQ short rib, giant onion ring and smoked gouda; and other prime choices.

Equally popular are its STICKS (hot dogs) that include “The Barnburner, an all-beef dog with spicy cream cheese, braised onions, pickled Fresno chili, “Sin-Bin” sauce; and “The Top Shelf” with grilled cheese style split Polish sausage, tomato, caramelized onion, American cheese, Tillamook cheddar, Penalty Box sauce on marble rye.

Also on the menu are Gourmet Poutines aka TWIGS like “The Vladimir” created with short rib, bacon, cornichon, pickled red onion, American cheese, scallion, and Russian sauce. Especially for the younger set is the Kids “Hat Trick” meal starring a plain cheeseburger or hot dog, fries, and chocolate milk.

Beverage accompaniments are Whipped Ice (shakes) with yummy 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. Selanne Steak Tavern’s award-winning wine list, craft beers, and signature cocktails will also be available.

The original Penalty Box, owned by Hockey Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne and business partner Kevin Pratt, is at SteelCraft Garden Grove, located at 12900 S. Euclid Street, and recently reopened for dine-in and takeout from noon to 8 p.m. 

Selanne Steak Tavern is at 1464 South Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. 949.715.9881.

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