Mission Chinese Opened at 171 East Broadway Last Night

LES Bites: Grub Street Fest Returns, Mission Chinese Chef Spills, Fat Radish Recipes and Sake Tasting

LES Bites: Mission Chinese For Rent, Big Names at wd~50, Azul Closes, Jungle Birds Abound

Mission Chinese Closed Indefinitely to Fix Health Department Issues

The Lower East Side’s hottest restaurant, “Mission Chinese,” is going to be closed for an extended period while owner Danny Bowien addresses ongoing problems with the health department.

LES Bites: Mission Chinese, Pig & Khao, Thanksgiving Pies, Perfect Picnic Sandwiches


Union Market opened at the corner of East Houston and Avenue A yesterday.

As the weekend appears on the horizon, here’s a roundup of Lower East Side food and restaurant news.

  • Mission Chinese wins a Restaurant of the Year award. (Eater) Meanwhile, what’s up with chef Danny Bowien’s hair, anyway? (Refinery 29)
  • Clinton Street newcomer Pig & Khao lands on a “Five New NYC Restaurants to Try Now” list. (Fodor’s)
  • It’s time to order your Thanksgiving pies. Panade Puffs & Pastries on Eldridge Street has traditional pumpkin, pecan and apple, as well as banana cream, coconut cream and coconut key lime. If pie isn’t your thing, proprietor Yvette Ho is also offering bread pudding. Prices start at $22 and orders must be in by Monday for Wednesday pickup. Call 646-319-5816 or email info@panade.com.
  • Perfect Picnic, formerly of Clinton Street, opens today in its new spot, a subterranean space at 123 Ludlow St. They still have picnic supplies, but the new focus is on mini-baguette sandwiches. Smoked duck with arugula and sour cherry compote, anyone?  (Thrillist)

AndrewAndrew’s Fabulous Visit to Mission Chinese

Boy did AndrewAndrew like this place (not to mention the Twin Peaksy bathroom)!  So much so, they recommend moving to the L.E.S. so you can order take-out.  So far chef Danny Bowien’s Mission Chinese, which opened Tuesday,  has been garnering big thumbs up.