Mission Chinese Food Reopens With Support From René Redzepi

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After the DOH closed Mission Chinese Food this week, the restaurant played coy by posting a sign saying that a basement leak was to blame. Turns out, the situation was much dirtier, and Danny Bowien's coming clean. "We apologize for any inconvenience that you may have been caused," he writes in a statement. "We were recently found to be in violation of several health codes and would like to address the information circulating on the internet by simply disclosing the codes we were in violation of, and the measures we have taken to address them." Those include toxic chemicals improperly labeled, evidence of rodents, unwashed food contact surfaces, and much more. But the good news is that Mission Chinese Food's back in business after passing its follow-up inspection. And if Rene Redzepi says everything's cool, the restaurant will be just fine. [Earlier, Mission Chinese Food]