Orange County is home to Slapfish, a modern seafood shack founded by Chef Andrew Gruel. At its core, the noted food truck-turned-restaurant presents a real American seafood experience that revolves around fresh, sustainable fish, prepared simply, but delivering big flavors. His ocean-fresh menu emphasizes bib-worthy dishes and bold flavors, with seafood sourced from well-managed suppliers of eco-friendly seafood.
Chef Gruel grew up fishing, surfing, and ultimately making a living with the ocean as a seafood-loving Chef. His goal at Slapfish is to change the way people think about and choose their seafood. He has made it his mission to get people to eat more seafood, but eat the right types of seafood, by emphasizing that sustainable tastes better. Slapfish works closely with multiple organizations to ensure they are utilizing the most current data on over-fishing, harmful fishing practices and responsible fish farming. His partnerships with the Aquarium of the Pacific in Long Beach, CA, and Seafood for the Future, allow them to source the highest quality, healthiest seafood.
With Chef Gruel as a spokesperson for sustainable seafood practices, Slapfish separates itself on the county’s culinary landscape by empowering the community with fresh and responsibly sourced offerings. Chef Gruel has also gained a fan club across the U.S., by serving as a judge on The Cooking Channel's Food Truck Face Off. He has a show in production for release in 2014.
The Slapfish menu is reviewed by a team of experts and scientists in conservation and marine biology at the Aquarium of the Pacific’s sustainable seafood program, Seafood for the Future. Chef Gruel’s menu revolves around a variety of daily and seasonally changing features, including Chowder Fries, Clobster Cakes, East Coast Style Lobster Roll, Award-Winning Fish and Chips, Baja Fish Tacos, and Lobster Toast.
Since opening its first restaurant location in 2012, Slapfish has created a distinct brand that revolves around "boat-to-plate" cuisine in a casual, relaxed setting.
Slapfish has locations in Huntington Beach, California (19696 Beach Blvd., in the Newland Center at Adams), and Laguna Beach (211 Broadway Street, across from Main Beach at PCH).
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