General Greene Players Open Sandwich, Dumpling Stand in Santos - NBC New York

General Greene Players Open Sandwich, Dumpling Stand in Santos



    Under the Tucson Sun
    Dumplings, anyone?

    We hadn’t heard anything about Santos Party House’s food program since Andrew W.K. planned to serve year-round eggnog. That never came to fruition, but the club just got a culinary upgrade in a big way. Two of the folks behindthe General Greene (co-owner Nick Morgenstern and executive-chef Julie E. Farias) have built a concession stand behind the downstairs bar. Santos Patty House, as they’re calling it, is currently selling housemade beef dumplings inspired by Jamaican patties; potato dumplings; a 6” Cuban sandwich made with prosciutto, gouda, house-roasted pork shoulder, and Kewpie mayo; and pork as well as tofu banh mi sandwiches.

    In addition, the bar is also doling out Asian snacks such as Collon (the Combos-esque cream-filled wafers are said to be popular during Santos’ gay night), Hi-Chew (the chewy, bubble gum–like squares are the hit of hip-hop night), and canned Hapi snacks. In due time, those snacks will also be stocked in a vintage vending machine dispensing confetti, party hats, baby powder, disposable cameras, and yes, condoms. And there are likely to be additional menu items such as popsicles or a mackerel sandwich. No doubt about it, this is the best combination of music and banh mi since, well, Sáu Voi Corp., the sandwich-shop-cum-CD-store across the street. 

    Previously on Grub Street...