Well, it’s only for a day, or two, but it’s true. James Beard Award-winning chef Danny Bowien, who grew up in Oklahoma City, is returning home to not only help but bolster the OK Chefs Relief Pop-Up Restaurant on Monday. Chef Jonathon Stranger of Ludivine confirmed Bowien will be on the line Sunday to help cook for those willing to donate money to the Red Cross.
Read the link above to find details about how Bowien will pop-up a street version of his wildly successful Mission Chinese concept in the Myriad Gardens restaurant space. Good buddy Christina Tosi is helping, too, by supplying dessert from Momofuku Milk Bar.
Bowien was recently named The James Beard Foundation’s Rising Star Chef of the Year for 2013 after his Mission Chinese in New York City made Bon Appetit’s Best New Restaurant list in 2011. Bowien also owns Mission Burger in San Francisco.
Bowien has said in numerous publications that he’s interested in opening a full-time restaurant in his home town, but has no imminent plans. Of course, who knows what a good showing here might affect that.
I will have much more on Bowien’s imminent arrival and the OK Chefs Relief effort. Be sure to use the #OKChefsRelief hashtag as you retweet this amazing news.
See you there?