The press blizzard began to blow long before Mission Cantina (172 Orchard Street, 212-254-2233) opened its doors to the public on November 19: Speculation over the space at 172 Orchard being taken over by the Mission Chinese crew, a tomatillo's lob from the basement Chinese restaurant a half-block south, started months ago. But at long last, after a couple of DOH nightmares which shuttered Mission Chinese, a Twitter-friendly nighttime burrito pop-up, and a series of friends and family dinners, Mission Cantina is open -- and it's slammed. Hoards of foodies, industry members, and scenesters have descended to eat beef tongue tacos topped with peanuts and scoop up guacamole with shrimp chips. Renowned chefs have been stopping in to toast Bowien's success; even Alice Waters can get down with butterfish ceviche spiked with habenero and coconut.
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