public press


"McFadden has brought in one spot that’s sure to distinguish it from the pack: Mission Control, an arcade bar featuring vintage pinball arcade games.

Mission Control is Orange County’s first “arcade bar,” combining adult beverages with throwback games in the vein of L.A.’s Button Mash or EightyTwo. The establishment represents the fulfillment of a long-time dream for Leonard Chan, the entrepreneur behind the entire market, as well as a number of dining concepts around the region.

“I used to spend thousands of dollars in arcade games as a kid,” Chan told the L.A. Times. “Since I started, I’ve wanted to open a barcade, but there was no interest in nostalgia back then.”

Nostalgia won’t be the only reason to drop by McFadden Public Market, of course. There is also a collection of food vendors hand-selected by Chan himself, including fried chicken by Rooster Republic, ice cream by Milk Man and coffee by Solid Coffee Roasters. A Vietnamese concept called Bone Stock will offer selections including something called the Spring-ception, a spring roll stuffed with an eggroll.

Chan probably knows what it takes to assemble a good food hall mix. While this smaller-scale market is his first attempt at running one on his own, his existing projects already include stalls in the OC Mix, Union Market and Anaheim Packing District."

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"Already a popular food truck, Viking Dogs was well known before it even opened up shop in the McFadden Public Market at the end of the summer. But now you don’t have to scour the web to find the location of OC’s hottest hot dogs. The restaurant serves many of the same items available at the truck, including a selection of signature sausage dogs, corn dogs and tator tots. From beer cheese sauce, jalapeno relish, Viking ketchup and even beer-infused black bean chili, the toppings are out of this world. The Dragon Eggs tator tots, which also feature the chili and the ketchup, are loaded with cheddar cheese, crema and spicy Sriracha sauce while the Drunk Tots feature sauerkraut, red cabbage and the jalapeno relish."

FACEBOOK + INSTAGRAM: @thevikingdogs

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