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Will Dishes Be Fire Roasted at Mission Chinese Food? Chef Spotted Playing With the Pizza Oven

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No opening date yet, but the woodfired oven currently in use.

Michael Benjamin

Mission Chinese Food's opening date is still shrouded in mystery, but it looks like when the restaurant does open, there might be wood fire roasted items on the menu. Yesterday a chef was spotted roasting something in Rosette's old pizza oven, and about six weeks ago, Danny Bowien and Tartine baker Chad Robertson from San Francisco rechristened it. Who knows, maybe there will even be pizza. It's unlikely, but then again, Bowien has never shied away from wildcard dishes. Meanwhile, the space is still littered with those shiny gold balloons that arrived over the weekend. Mission Chinese Food, 171 East Broadway, Lower East Side