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Chef Hector Santiago Resurrects Former Pop-up Concept
This fall, Chef Hector Santiago will debut his Latino sandwich concept El Super Pan at Ponce City Market, Atlanta’s historic, mixed-use community hub by the BeltLine trails. As a weekday pop-up in Santiago’s former restaurant Pura Vida, El Super Pan received rave reviews as a favorite lunchtime spot.
In collaboration with Jason Mann and George Frangos, the founders of Farm Burger, the new restaurant will be located inside Ponce City Market’s much-anticipated Central Food Hall. Santiago will be joined in the kitchen by Pedro Matos, formerly of Pura Vida, El Super Pan, and Cakes & Ale.
Bold offerings from Puerto Rican-born Santiago will highlight his innovative take on classic Latino bakery food, including sandwiches and sides. Guests can expect to enjoy new dishes alongside reborn El Super Pan favorites, like the Medio Dia with crispy skin adobo-roasted berkshire pork, ham, chayote pickles, Swiss, pineapple-habanero mustard and clove salt on a “submarino” roll; and Pork Belly Buns with smoked pilon sugar Berkshire pork belly, shaved cabbage, cilantro, tamarind sauce, & “sambal” on a steamed coconut bun. El Super Pan’s menu will be available to-go and dine-in, with seating for about 20 people at a communal table and chef’s counter, plus in the food hall’s main courtyard.
Open for lunch and dinner, the lively sandwich bar will offer a regular menu and an ever-changing, nightly list of market-driven Latino plates. A cocktail program will revolve around Latin American spirits like Rum, Pisco, and Mezcal, in addition to a selection of beer and wine. Santiago and his team will bake much of El Super Pan’s bread in-house, along with pastries and desserts like chipotle-chocolate chip cookies, banana cupcakes, and bacon guava shortbread cookies.
675 Ponce de Leon Avenue