Baton Supper Series Returns: Mission Chinese Food + Danny Bowien

肉 + ㆔

Were you ever around during the formative years for a band that ultimately hit it big?  If you’re anything like me, you feel somewhat responsible for that band’s success and you wear that like a badge of honor.  Ladies and gents, I think you have an opportunity to be a part of that type of culinary explosion.  It seems that Bryson Tedford and Moses Archuleta are kicking ass and taking names.  Only, they’re not a band and they aren’t even chefs.  Their like a crack-commando duo of restaurateur ilk but with a sweet ass concept that you won’t find anywhere else in Atlanta (and perhaps the country).

For the past several months, T&A have been putting on the BATON Supper Series.  They bring in a super awesome chef from lands far away and plop them down in Candler Park’s Gato Bizco Café for a two night whirlwind.

Every month I sit here watching my inbox like a hawk, waiting for news of the next supper club, half expecting a “sorry folks, we just can’t do it anymore.”  And so far, my fears have been summarily dismissed every single time.  Bryson and Moses keep pulling in a huge name every single time.  So check out the details for round 3 of BATON, which drops Monday January 16th and Tuesday January 17th of 2012.

Drum Roll Please

Round 3’s chef is Danny Bowien, who is responsible for the Szechuan infused food at Mission Chinese in San Francisco.  Mission Chinese is the most talked about Chinese restaurant in the country right now … I shit you not.  Those with a keen eye will know I visited Mission Chinese during my West Coast food slut fest.

I haven’t had the opportunity to recap my experience … so I’ll give you the short of the long:

  1. Did Mission Chinese live up to the hype?  Nope, not even close.
  2. Am I any less excited about this meal? Nope, not at all.

What You’re Signing Up For

True to the playful nature of the gig, the title for this is a little playful.  The dinner is actually identified by that little Chinese formula you saw above (肉 + ㆔).  It translates loosely to Meat & Three.  So expect this to be a playful take on the very definition of Southern food.  Beyond that, I have no idea what will actually end up on the menu.

Here are your options (if they aren’t already sold out by now):

UPDATE: This dinner has sold out and there are some changes to be taken into consideration, please see the updated post.

Monday, January 16, 2012

  • Booth reservations for 5:30pm, 7:15pm, & 9pm – fixed menu $40/person
  • Open counter seating until 11pm (aka walk-ins on a first come first serve basis) – à la carte
  • 11:15 the food stops and Old King Cole Young gives a live musical performance.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

  • Booth reservations at 5:30, 7:30, & 9:30 – fixed menu $40/person
  • Open counter seating until 11:30pm (aka walk-ins on a first come first serve basis) – à la carte
  • You’re politely kicked out at 12am.

CASH ONLY!!!!! Tip & beverages not included in prices above.  A $35 special beverage pairing is also available.

For reservation availability please email BATON.

Bottom line, I know Bowien is talented and this isn’t your everyday opportunity, so just do it and do it now!

BATON SUPPER SERIES at Gato Bizco

1660 McLendon Ave NE Atlanta, GA 30307 // website // reservations

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  • Betty Rhoades

    I’ll be interested to read your recap of Mission Chinese – I went back in July, and it was incredible.  There were a few misses, but by and large, I was super impressed with what we ate (and we ate almost the whole menu).  Thanks for the heads up!

    • http://www.foodiebuddha.com Foodie Buddha

      Once i get to SF Restaurant week, I’ll drop some dimes about Mission. It was an abbreviated experience as i was by myself and it was my last meal in SF. Thanks for reading!!! I’d actually love to hear your thoughts since you did try a good bit more than i did!

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