Not too long ago, in the heyday of the rock start chef, our friends at Pitchfork hailed Mission Chinese Food founder Danny Bowien as the Van Halen of cooking. If you aren’t already familiar with the man who brought thrice-cooked bacon and kung pao pastrami into this world, you’re about to be.
As the exclusive food partner of Octfest, Mission Chinese Food will operate three food stations at the beer, food, and music festival taking place next month in Queens. Each station will serve a unique lineup of the restaurant’s idiosyncratic specialties. The first will sling fried pork dumplings and scallion pancakes. The second is all about noodles and rice, including cold sesame noodles and Korean fried rice cakes. The third station will feature a little bit of everything, from sweet potato fries to vegetable dumplings and koji lemon chicken wings.
Pair those dank wings with an IPA from LIC Beer Project or a brew from any of the other 56 breweries descending upon Knockdown Center on October 19. In case you forgot, Octfest will also feature performances by Parquet Courts, Mogwai, Screaming Females, and more. Tickets are available right here.