Mission Chinese Food Plans Quick Opening at 171 East Broadway

Opening Report: Day 1 at Mission Chinese Food

Danny Bowien. Photo: Phi Vettel, Chicago Tribune.

Danny Bowien’s anxiously anticipated Mission Chinese Food is now open on Orchard Street.  Lower East Side food aficionado Mitch Weinstein couldn’t wait to try it out.

Last night was “opening” night, and a friend and I were lucky enough to score a pair of seats at Mission Chinese Food, after a nominal 20 minute wait, at the ungodly dinner hour of 6:30; normally, we’re drinking at that time – and aren’t you?  Whatever; here we were, greeted warmly by the host and hostess (Anna and Aubrey), and invited to share a celebratory beer while we waited for our seats to become available.  

Mission Chinese Opens Tomorrow, Hops on the DayLife Band Wagon

On Friday the New York Times reported that Mission Chinese Food, “one of the year’s most anticipated openings,” is set to debut this coming Tuesday.  The San Francisco-based restaurant is taking over a space at 154 Orchard Street.  The new spot will also be taking part in DayLife, the Lower East Side BID’s street festival on June 3rd.  It just so happens Mission Chinese creator Danny Bowien is the latest business owner to be featured in the BID’s video series leading up to next month’s event. have a look at what he has to say about settling on the Lower East Side.

Last week, the BID also released new details about DayLife, which is being produced in conjunction with Matt Levine and Kelly Brady’s company, Brandsway Creative. Click through to see the lineup.