Mission Chinese’s Danny Bowien stars in NYFW show
Ultra-hip Mission Chinese chef-owner Danny Bowien doubled as a model for streetwear designer Sandy Liang’s New York Fashion Week show. The duo are longtime friends, and the celebrity chef often models for her line. This week he wore the opening look at her first show, which consisted of an unzipped black jacket baring his chest and a pair of black jeans with black tulle fabric hanging from the back.
Bowien also collaborated with Carly Mark’s fashion line Puppets and Puppets. He’s long been considered a lifestyle and fashion icon outside the food world, even appearing on a Houston Street billboard for fancy puffy coat brand Moncler.
In other news
— Lower East Side stunner Golden Diner starts dinner tonight, with dishes like pork wontons en brodo, a Thai cobb salad with fish sauce vinaigrette, and Korean-style shaved ice with apples and Cinnamon Toast Crunch cereal.
— Over on the Upper West Side, longtime neighborhood spot Gabriela’s Restaurant and Tequila Bar is closing later this month.
— The #SaveNYC group is encouraging people to show up to the East Village’s historic Gem Spa, known for its egg cream, this Saturday and spend some money to help keep the shop open. The event is being called a “cash mob.”
— A celebrity caterer was sued for allegedly keeping staffers’s tip money.
— The contentious food delivery saga continues: Now, Uber Eats is accused of hiring lobbyists that are allegedly posing as restaurant representatives to fight against a proposed 10 percent cap on food delivery fees.
— Police were chasing a couple of pot smokers in the Bronx when they stumbled upon a kidnapped man tied up in a bodega basement.
— Nightlife extraordinaire Amy Sacco is plotting a members-only club at the Aman New York hotel in Midtown.