View Full Version : Mission Chinese coming to OKC?!?!



Dustin
05-06-2013, 11:14 PM
Mission Chinese could be coming to Oklahoma City? | The Lost Ogle (http://www.thelostogle.com/2013/05/06/mission-chinese-could-be-coming-to-oklahoma-city/?fb_source=pubv1)

betts
05-07-2013, 05:08 AM
I want to say there was already a discussion about this months ago on OKC talk, but that the story is identical, so perhaps there's been no progress. I remember reading about this on a story about his new restaurant in San Francisco. It would be great if it happens.

chuck johnson
05-08-2013, 04:00 PM
I want to say there was already a discussion about this months ago on OKC talk, but that the story is identical, so perhaps there's been no progress. I remember reading about this on a story about his new restaurant in San Francisco. It would be great if it happens.



His next restaurant will be another one in San Francisco. He was planning on a Paris location but felt it wasn't the time. As of now, the new restaurant will be Asian, but not Chinese.

soonerguru
05-09-2013, 10:13 AM
The article states that he wants to open in OKC (really bad). That seems promising. What can we do to make this happen?!

chuck johnson
05-09-2013, 07:53 PM
Danny and I were roommates in San Francisco when he was in culinary school and off and on through the years. A new San Francisco restaurant is in the works for the immediate future. He wants to reward some of the people who helped him through the years by helping them get their opportunity too. The new place will feature the chef who took over the original Mission Chinese location as Danny was opening the NYC spot. The chef, Jesse, was also a huge mentor to Danny. He's always wanted to do OKC, but wants a methodical expansion. I'm sure it will happen, but if you factor in two years to get things up and running smoothly at the new spot, it could take a while. Alternatively, the new SF spot may not work out much like the abandoned (for now) Paris plans.

metro
05-22-2013, 09:48 AM
Anyone see that Danny Bowien is coming to OKC this Sunday and possibly Monday for a food benefit at the Myriad Gardens restaurant? Open to Public.

Danny Bowien Is Comning to Oklahoma City to Open a Restaurant | News OK (http://newsok.com/danny-bowien-is-comning-to-oklahoma-city-to-open-a-restaurant/article/3828630)

chuck johnson
05-22-2013, 12:03 PM
He actually doesn't get in until Sunday night and will be cooking Monday. My sister is probably picking him up and he's staying with her most likely. I'll post back here if I get more concrete info on the particulars.

metro
05-22-2013, 02:07 PM
Might want to correct the Oklahoman, I was just reposting what I read.

chuck johnson
05-22-2013, 05:12 PM
Might want to correct the Oklahoman, I was just reposting what I read.

Of course, I meant nothing by it. Things were still in flux when the article came out. Even the organizers were unaware at the time. I'm sure things will be corrected via Facebook and other media.

Mel
05-22-2013, 06:03 PM
My rotten eyes! I thought at first it said missing Chinese and that confused the heck out of me.

chuck johnson
05-22-2013, 07:47 PM
"Hope you are ready to feast for relief this Sunday and Monday! Yes what was once going to be a one night fundraiser has turned into 2 pop ups on back to back nights at the same location. Oklahoma Native Chef Danny Bowien is working with #OKChefsRelief and bringing Mission Street Chinese Food here pop up style for one night! 100% of all proceeds for both nights will go directly to the relief efforts for all that have been affected!" -Ludivine

chuck johnson
05-22-2013, 11:04 PM
"Sunday from 11am to 10 pm and Mission Street on Monday. All this is taking place at the restaurant space in the Myriad Botanical Gardens." -Ludivine

chuck johnson
05-23-2013, 01:13 PM
"Sunday from 11am to 10 pm and Mission Street on Monday. All this is taking place at the restaurant space in the Myriad Botanical Gardens." -Ludivine

A little heads up, Danny's going to be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon tonight. He's in the guest room right now prepping up.

Rover
05-23-2013, 01:57 PM
"Sunday from 11am to 10 pm and Mission Street on Monday. All this is taking place at the restaurant space in the Myriad Botanical Gardens." -Ludivine

Any chance the city would make him a great deal to locate Mission Chinese at this space. It would be guaranteed traffic to the park.

onthestrip
05-23-2013, 02:25 PM
Momofuku Milk Bar treats and desserts sound are incredible. I hope Im able to get down there and buy some.

chuck johnson
05-23-2013, 03:17 PM
Any chance the city would make him a great deal to locate Mission Chinese at this space. It would be guaranteed traffic to the park.

It's not my place to say, but the other locations are very simple. The original opened and still exists inside another divey Chinese restaurant with a bathroom that isn't in the same building and in one of the grittiest parts of San Francisco. The NYC spot is in a basement level space but somewhat nicer. Mission Burger was inside the deli area of a Vietnamese grocery store in that same gritty area of SF. Even Commonwealth, a sister restaurant of sorts, is upscale but in that same gritty area. A goal being to lower expectations and then exceed them. Neither are expensive by any standard and a portion of proceeds go to charity. Keeping that price point down, donating to charities, and lowering expectations may exceed what that Myriad Gardens can provide. Again, it's not my place to say and never say never but it isn't in keeping with the previous endeavors. If I had to guess, and it's a complete guess, I would say the Plaza or Asian district would be the most likely or somewhere along those lines. In any case, it may be a while.

chuck johnson
05-23-2013, 03:19 PM
If the Crack Pie is available, get it. The name rings true.

Rover
05-23-2013, 03:35 PM
It's not my place to say, but the other locations are very simple. The original opened and still exists inside another divey Chinese restaurant with a bathroom that isn't in the same building and in one of the grittiest parts of San Francisco. The NYC spot is in a basement level space but somewhat nicer. Mission Burger was inside the deli area of a Vietnamese grocery store in that same gritty area of SF. Even Commonwealth, a sister restaurant of sorts, is upscale but in that same gritty area. A goal being to lower expectations and then exceed them. Neither are expensive by any standard and a portion of proceeds go to charity. Keeping that price point down, donating to charities, and lowering expectations may exceed what that Myriad Gardens can provide. Again, it's not my place to say and never say never but it isn't in keeping with the previous endeavors. If I had to guess, and it's a complete guess, I would say the Plaza or Asian district would be the most likely or somewhere along those lines. In any case, it may be a while.

Thanks for a great explanation.

shawnw
05-24-2013, 12:53 AM
Did you see him on Jimmy Fallon Thursday night giving a shout out to Moore?

Dustin
05-24-2013, 08:39 AM
Did you see him on Jimmy Fallon Thursday night giving a shout out to Moore?

You can watch the video on jimmy fallons website.

chuck johnson
05-24-2013, 10:08 AM
You can watch the video on jimmy fallons website.


A must see, please share to get the word out:

Chef Danny Bowien on Jimmy Fallon (http://www.latenightwithjimmyfallon.com/video/chef-danny-bowien/n37335/#.UZ81v-4vu-w.twitter)

chuck johnson
05-26-2013, 02:37 PM
A peak at the menu

"about to touch down in okc, i've got a lot of prep ahead of me!" -Danny


3753

ljbab728
05-27-2013, 04:59 PM
I just got back from the special event and saw Danny Bowien there. It was very interesting, to say the least. The food was served family style from Chinese takeout boxes. There were some dishes I liked better than others but all of it was very inventive and was well worth the requested donation. My only problem was that I had to use chopsticks to eat with and I'm notoriously bad with those, LOL. I did manage to get enough food to my mouth to get full though.

chuck johnson
05-27-2013, 06:37 PM
Good for you for trying it and supporting a good cause. He didn't have all the ingredients he needed nor the time but he did what he thought would be the most approachable. I made the caramel sauce for the ribs so blame me if that didn't work out for you.

ljbab728
05-27-2013, 08:31 PM
Good for you for trying it and supporting a good cause. He didn't have all the ingredients he needed nor the time but he did what he thought would be the most approachable. I made the caramel sauce for the ribs so blame me if that didn't work out for you.

The ribs were my favorite, chuck. Thanks.

metro
05-28-2013, 11:48 AM
The ribs were my 2nd favorite too, but I didn't taste any carmel sauce, but did enjoy the maraschino cherry and the peanuts on it. Really enjoyed the "Eichens" steamed buns

chuck johnson
05-28-2013, 11:55 AM
The ribs were my 2nd favorite too, but I didn't taste any carmel sauce, but did enjoy the maraschino cherry and the peanuts on it. Really enjoyed the "Eichens" steamed buns

It was a Vietnamese caramel sauce which isn't really like caramel in the most common sense. It's simple sugar syrup that's cooked down to an almost espresso-like color. It's a base for a lot of sauces and stews so it's altered and diluted, in this case it was soy sauce. The end product wouldn't taste like the base product at all. I made four gallons which was a little over 20lbs of cooked down sugar.

pickles
05-29-2013, 07:29 PM
Did Steve Lackmeyer harassing this dude on Twitter while he was busy working on a charitable fundraiser finally convince him to pull the trigger on an OKC location? Surely it did.

LakeEffect
05-30-2013, 01:18 PM
Did Steve Lackmeyer harassing this dude on Twitter while he was busy working on a charitable fundraiser finally convince him to pull the trigger on an OKC location? Surely it did.

Say what?

metro
05-30-2013, 02:03 PM
Did Steve Lackmeyer harassing this dude on Twitter while he was busy working on a charitable fundraiser finally convince him to pull the trigger on an OKC location? Surely it did.

Steve and 100 other people including myself were bugging him on Twitter.

onthestrip
05-30-2013, 02:13 PM
Did Steve Lackmeyer harassing this dude on Twitter while he was busy working on a charitable fundraiser finally convince him to pull the trigger on an OKC location? Surely it did.

Ya that was a little cheesy. The guy stated he would like to open something here so its on his mind. I don't think Steve's tweet, or 100 others are going to do much in getting him to open a restaurant. He sounds pretty busy, he'll open one when its right for him, not because of people tweeting him.

Also of note (hopefully Steve reads this), Steve's tweeting practices have become really annoying. He is putting a period in front of many of his twitter replies making us all see a bunch of tweets that we either don't care about or have no idea what is even being discussed. I don't care to read all his conversations with another individual. I want to continue to follow him for good information but he has to quit blowing up my feed with conversations and random stuff.

metro
05-31-2013, 09:25 PM
I too have noticed his random Twitter feed as of late.

chuck johnson
06-03-2013, 12:21 PM
Danny's back in town with Food & Wine magazine and doing a small and shortpop-up at ludivine this evening, 7pm-9pm

metro
06-03-2013, 12:28 PM
Saw that, may have to make an appearance and eat that food. Wouldn't want it to go to waste.

catch22
06-03-2013, 10:28 PM
I too have noticed his random Twitter feed as of late.

He is trying to be the voice for every single issue related to this city. Storm chasing practices, ticket scalping ordinances, food venues, transit issues, etc. He is good at covering downtown, however I could care less about reading about his personal opinions and arguments on every issue in this city.

chuck johnson
06-04-2013, 10:53 AM
His dishes sold out pretty quickly. If you didn't make it, this is what you missed out on:

Chicken fried pork ribs
Red eye gravy, soft egg

metro
06-04-2013, 11:58 AM
He is trying to be the voice for every single issue related to this city. Storm chasing practices, ticket scalping ordinances, food venues, transit issues, etc. He is good at covering downtown, however I could care less about reading about his personal opinions and arguments on every issue in this city.

Not to hijack the thread, but yes, Steve's lost it as of late on Twitter. Hope he doesn't start going that route with NewsOK.

Regarding Mission Chinese/Danny Bowien, I missed last night, did anyone get the chance to eat that deliciousness?

adaniel
06-04-2013, 01:03 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but yes, Steve's lost it as of late on Twitter. Hope he doesn't start going that route with NewsOK.


His twitter page, his opinion. If you don't like it, unsubscribe.

Seriously, its no wonder he left this board.

OKCTalker
06-04-2013, 01:15 PM
He is trying to be the voice for every single issue related to this city. Storm chasing practices, ticket scalping ordinances, food venues, transit issues, etc. He is good at covering downtown, however I could care less about reading about his personal opinions and arguments on every issue in this city.

Steve isn't trying to be THE voice, but he is informed, available and asked. That's typical fare on his Friday morning chats. His beat is downtown but he certainly gets a lot of questions on a variety of subjects, he is almost always supportive of people making progress, and he usually has an answer. If there's a comparable resource I'd like to know who he/she is.

HangryHippo
06-04-2013, 03:05 PM
His twitter page, his opinion. If you don't like it, unsubscribe.

Seriously, its no wonder he left this board.

+1.

chuck johnson
06-04-2013, 04:16 PM
Not to hijack the thread, but yes, Steve's lost it as of late on Twitter. Hope he doesn't start going that route with NewsOK.

Regarding Mission Chinese/Danny Bowien, I missed last night, did anyone get the chance to eat that deliciousness?

It was all very good and sold out very quickly. Chicken Fried Pork Ribs were amazing and a really brilliant surprise.

Earlier in the day, we went to Eischen's for dinner. The folks in Okarche weren't too sure about what to make of Danny. Especially since he had earlier paid a trip to Bass Pro for camouflage shorts, cammo cap, and a US Flag button-up Polo shirt.

Stew
06-04-2013, 04:28 PM
his twitter page, his opinion. If you don't like it, unsubscribe.

Seriously, its no wonder he left this board.

amen.

Mississippi Blues
06-04-2013, 05:56 PM
He is trying to be the voice for every single issue related to this city. Storm chasing practices, ticket scalping ordinances, food venues, transit issues, etc. He is good at covering downtown, however I could care less about reading about his personal opinions and arguments on every issue in this city.

I like reading his opinions on everything that goes on. It shows he isn't some robot that only cares about OKC because of downtown. I also find it funny when people argue with him & then try to bash him because he states an opinion that is connected to a hobby of theirs.

onthestrip
06-04-2013, 06:00 PM
His twitter page, his opinion. If you don't like it, unsubscribe.

Seriously, its no wonder he left this board.

True, but I thought I'd offer a little constructive criticism before he loses followers. As I said, I like Steve's downtown news and observations. It's just when he makes his twitter conversations show up in everyone else's feed, especially the conversations we know nothing about. The random tangents don't help either.
I will continue to follow him but I can't say that I will if it continues.

soonerguru
06-04-2013, 06:13 PM
Poor Steve. It's been so rough for him here. Quick, someone give him a hug.

dankrutka
06-04-2013, 10:20 PM
His twitter page, his opinion. If you don't like it, unsubscribe.

Seriously, its no wonder he left this board.

Bingo. His Twitter feed is fine. Follow him or don't. That's the point of Twitter. If you don't like it then unfollow and just read his columns.

And Steve won't lose followers by what he's doing now. He'll gain them. That's how Twitter pretty much works. Tweeting more generally results in more followers. Not that higher quantity is better, but that's just how it generally works...

catch22
06-05-2013, 06:44 AM
Bingo. His Twitter feed is fine. Follow him or don't. That's the point of Twitter. If you don't like it then unfollow and just read his columns.

And Steve won't lose followers by what he's doing now. He'll gain them. That's how Twitter pretty much works. Tweeting more generally results in more followers. Not that higher quantity is better, but that's just how it generally works...

I did unfollow. Tired of sending a reply to him, him retweeting it like your opinion is wrong and super controversial. And then responding to it like you are a villain. And then crying about being beat up. He plays his game of stirring stuff up, then getting emotional and taking his ball and go home crying about being beaten up. Forgive for being harsh but it is the truth.

Martin
06-05-2013, 07:36 AM
ok, guys... not that there is anything wrong about this discussion in itself, but i think we're pretty much abandoning the topic, mission chinese. -M