I was finally getting around to hitting Mission Chinese to see if it lived up to the hype and catch up with my cousin for a belated B-Day Dinner. I went to Mission first and put my name down. We had about an hour or so for some beverages and started at Tiny Fork. This place is on the corner of Orchard and Stanton and turned out to be another great stumble. It’s a nice looking place inside with a marble bar with stools, high tables by the open French doors and an oyster bar in the back with tables and a communal table. For Happy Hour they have 3 great micro brews that rotate to choose from. We ordered up Allagash White’s and then 6 out of the 10 different types of Oysters for only a $1 each at happy hour! They were fresh out of the sea. Most briny and salty with 2 more on the creamy side. On a bizarre side note…the time stamp on the oyster bill(see pic) is my birth date…crazy huh?
We had time for one more stop and I mixed up which way the Mexican place with the Margaritas was so we popped into Ha Chi at 185 Orchard Street. It’s a cool looking bi level spot with black tables and curved white leather banquets. I got the call from Mission Chinese and was told tables were filling up fast…so we said give us 15 mins and we are on our way. Happy Hour was still on so we ordered a round of Sake bombs and I went Lagunitas IPA’s while my cousin got a Duval. Oddly enough my cousins first Sake Bomb which is somewhat mind-numbing knowing his drinking habits. We downed these and continued on our quest for fire at Mission Chinese. I believe this place more then lived up to it’s hype and wrote a separate piece on it. Great drinks, funky backyard like dining room, very fair priced very good food. Please note…this is not typical Chinese food it’s multicultural Chinese based food…that in some cases packs some heat…See full review here… Mission-Chinese-im-on-a-mission-for-a-spicy-condition/