Mission Cantina

‘Saigon Social’ Takes Former Mission Cantina Space on Orchard Street

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:05 am

In the three years since Mission Cantina ditched Hell Square, the real estate has been a vacant mess. Pitched as a prime restaurant opportunity for just as long, the store instead became a magnet for graffiti. Now, another potential taker is queued for the corner space at Orchard and Stanton Streets. Interest in the space […]

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‘Mission Cantina’ Goes Under After 3 Years on Orchard Street

Posted December 9, 2016 at 5:11 am

Mission Cantina – chef David Bowien’s kitchen chameleon at 172 Orchard Street – is reportedly donezo. The three-year-old restaurant has been closed of late, its Caviar page deleted, and phone line disconnected. Patrons have also shared their farewells on social media over the last week. Bowien’s luck on Orchard Street hasn’t been the best. You’ll […]

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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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Danny Bowien Announces Mission Cantina for 172 Orchard Street

Posted July 23, 2013 at 5:28 am

As we first reported last month, Danny Bowien is planning something new for the old Noodle Bar space at 172 Orchard Street. Some sort of Mexican concept.

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