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Mission Chinese Food Finds Inspiration from Nine Inch Nails for Its Lower East Side Comeback

Posted September 23, 2014 at 6:08 am

Creative inspiration is sometimes borne from the most unlikely of sources. For Mission Chinese Food that spark ignited with Nine Inch Nails (the hand that feeds?) and Phillip Glass. In a new piece for Vice’s Munchies blog, Mission Chinese chef Angela Dimayuga divulges her creative influences, introduces a new salad dish, and provides a sneak […]

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Notes from CB3: Mission Chinese Food Approved for 171 East Broadway, Rosie Mendez Makes a Cameo

Posted September 9, 2014 at 5:05 am

September 2014 might actually go down as the shortest SLA subcommittee meeting in Community Board 3 history. There were only six items on the agenda, but the marquee applicant, as it were, was not heard until the bitter end. In short, it was a positive night for Mission Chinese Food and Taqueria. Not so much […]

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Rosette is Now Closed; Bowien’s Mission Chinese Food is Coming Soon

Last modified September 8, 2014 at 10:10 am

Nine-month-old Rosette is officially donezo, having served its last supper at East Broadway Saturday night. Its successor is Danny Bowien, who is finally reviving Mission Chinese Food, albeit way below Delancey. Mice and building violations forced the restaurant from 154 Orchard Street nearly a year ago; it also resulted in Bowien filing a $500,000 lawsuit against the […]

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Mission Chinese Returns to the Lower East Side by Taking Rosette Space on East Broadway

Posted September 6, 2014 at 9:25 am

Rosette closes after service night, much earlier than we expected. Ron Castellano’s restaurant lasted barely a year on East Broadway, a tenure likely expedited by the recent departure of head chef Nick Curtin. We reported last week that a new Chinese restaurant is planning to open here. Well, eagle-eyed Eater discovered that Danny Bowien is […]

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Danny Bowien Sues Mission Chinese Landlord; Rat-Infested Restaurant Space Now for Rent

Posted August 7, 2014 at 6:03 am

Mission Chinese closed for good in November 2013, with chef-owner Danny Bowien having then refocused on Mission Cantina up the block. Now, according to a report on Eater, Bowien is suing landlord of 154 Orchard Street – Abraham Noy – for “leasing him the Lower East Side space when it was not actually up to […]

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Artist Bradley Theodore Erases Mission Cantina Mural Due to Impasse Over Signature

Posted March 3, 2014 at 11:02 am

Mission Cantina essentially put the kibosh on that nascent skeletal mural by Bradley Theodore. Apparently it was much ado about a signature. You’ll recall that last week, Mission Cantina commissioned the street artist to bring some color to the Stanton Street facade of the establishment. Fine. By Tuesday, his subtle signature, which usually includes contact […]

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Bradley Theodore Paints Skeletal Frida Kahlo Mural for Mission Cantina

Posted February 26, 2014 at 6:05 am

Saturday was a busy one for artist Bradley Theodore. Both Williamsburg Pizza and Mission Cantina were recipients of his unique artwork. On the same day. Theodore painted a skeletal interpretation of photographer Terry Richardson for the pizza parlor, but dug a bit deeper for Danny Bowien’s Stanton Street exterior. This homage was illustrated in honor […]

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Breaking: Mission Chinese Closed Until Further Notice [UPDATED]

Last modified November 5, 2013 at 11:52 am

As hype continues to ramp up for Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina, problems continue at the OG location down the block at Orchard. Indeed, for the second time in a month, the Department of Health inspected and shuttered the popular restaurant yesterday. A printout on the window of 154 Orchard Street announces that Mission Chinese Food […]

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First Glimpse Inside Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina and Its Menu

Last modified November 4, 2013 at 12:23 pm

Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina opens at 172 Orchard Street on November 20. During this ensuing three-week countdown period, it seems as though the chef-owner is deliberately teasing the neighborhood by leaving one window open to scope the interior. We took the bait. There are lots of colors and even a tera-cotta style hut in the […]

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Danny Bowien’s Mission Cantina Opening Nov. 20

Posted October 29, 2013 at 9:10 am

Danny Bowien’s new project at 172 Orchard Street is indeed called Mission Cantina, after all. Documents with the State Liquor Authority suggested as much, but the high-profile chef-owner still denied it when news broke over the summer. Yesterday evening, though, Flo Fab at the New York Times Dining desk weasled some additional details on the […]

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