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#1 StephanieL

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 12:00 AM

Is Dave Santos cooking anywhere these days?  If he is, we'd like to try to eat there when we're in NYC later this month.


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#2 Wilfrid

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 12:27 AM

He's making a lot of Nashville-style hot chicken at various events. Follow him on Twitter etc?

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 12:47 AM

Isn't he still making soup near Grand Central? Check on FB.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 01:03 AM

I hate the current iteration of the New York restaurant scene.
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Posted 11 June 2017 - 04:25 AM

Isn't he still making soup near Grand Central? Check on FB.


Yes. Good Stock Soups. Two locations: Urban Space Vanderbilt, corner of 45th & Vanderbilt; and 31 Carmine St., in the W. Village.

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:22 AM

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 11:15 AM

the same location as Carmen Sandiego.



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Posted 11 June 2017 - 03:44 PM

Or, Ryan Skeen.

 

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Posted 11 June 2017 - 05:42 PM

Thing is, Ryan Skeen you want not to be able to find.


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Posted 11 June 2017 - 06:46 PM

He's still posting on Twitter. His latest post references an um segredo dinner tonight. Maybe sign up for his making list and hopefully he'll be having a dinner while you're there?
http://www.umsegredony.com/

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 07:17 PM

He's baaaack....

 

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#12 StephanieL

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Posted 14 June 2017 - 08:14 PM

Yes, I got on the list, but I don't think we'll be able to get in on the weekend offerings. 


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Posted 01 July 2017 - 02:37 AM

We went to the Carmine Street branch of Good Stock, which has taken over the Victory Garden space (Victory Garden being reduce to a little cart in the front).  It was so humid that we got the summer salad instead of a soup, but the salad was excellent.  I'm glad that he's got plenty of irons in the fire still.


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Posted 07 May 2018 - 07:48 PM

For those of you who miss Dave Santos as much as I do I had a spectacular Cinco de Mayo meal at one of his popups last night.  Here's the menu:

 

Ceviche Tostada
Marinated local fish, cilantro, pickled jalapeno, compressed mango

Taco Al Pastor in Reverse
Fresh smoked masa taco, aged pork fat roasted pineapple, tomatillo salsa

Pozole Verde
Rock shrimp, Hominy, green mole

Chiles en Nogada
Pablanos stuffed with choriso potatos, served with walnut sauce and pickled pomegranites

Duck Egg Mole Pablano
Classic mole with thin sliced cured duck, poached duck egg, duck chichorones
over black bean fritter

Cochinita Pibil
Pork belly cooked in the style of the Yucatan then roasted and sliced over tomato rice, served with pickled onions and fresh tacos

Churros and Champurrado
Classic churro served with an inspired chocolate drink

 

Unsurprisingly, the quality of cooking was just incredible.  Over the past year or two I've taken about a dozen trips to Mexico City and I'm definitely a huge lifelong fan of Mexican cuisine, but this was a particularly successful dinner for me. Dave did a really nice job of navigating the traditional with his own interpretation and ingredient use. 

 

The pozole verde was super light- if they make this in Mexico I haven't had it there (maybe a veracruz style?).  The sweet shrimp playing off the hominy worked really well with a bright green mole based broth.  This was much more refined than the heavy stuff of Mexican street food.  You can certainly see why Chef is responsible for a soup venue.

 

Chiles en nogada is incredibly popular in Mexico, but I'm not usually a huge fan - this version worked much better than most with a chorizo potato in the chile and a smooth nutty sauce with the pomegranate seeds pickled to cut the richness a bit.  The churros were MUCH fluffier than I've typically seen, even though I could barely eat at that phase in the evening.

 

I wish I could eat the entire meal one more time.  There are some pics on my instagram at Jesikka44 if you're curious.

 

I may or may not have a pork shoulder braising in all of the leftover food which I convincingly coerced out of the hands of the chef.



#15 StephanieL

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Posted 09 May 2018 - 06:06 PM

Amazing!


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