Hector Santiago to revive beloved sandwich shop, Super Pan, at Ponce City Market this fall

Bread and pastries will be baked in house
Hector Santiago Ponce City Market
Hector Santiago

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He’s back. Come fall, Atlantans will be able to enjoy Hector Santiago’s Latin sandwiches and more at the new Super Pan at Ponce City Market. The former Pura Vida chef confirmed that his food stall will offer an expanded version of the menu he’s been serving at pop-ups this summer. There will be Cubans and small plates, along with sides like yuca fries and plantains, and rum-based craft cocktails.

“The concept of Super Pan is based on a Spanish bakery like you’d find in Puerto Rice, Cuba, or the Dominican Republic,” Santiago says.

Santiago’s team will make bread in house and source about 80 percent of their ingredients locally. Santiago will be in the kitchen for at least the first six months after opening. Afterwards, Pedro Matos of Big Sky Buckhead will take the reigns.

The sandwich menu will include Cubans, media noche, coconut buns with pork belly, barbecue beef and coconut shrimp bolillos, Mexican tuna escabeche, and ham and manchengo. A chivito—an Uruguayan sandwich with beef tenderloin, pancetta, ham, egg, roasted red peppers, and olives—will also be available.

On the side, diners can expect to enjoy maduros, potato salad made with yucca, and quinoa salad. There will be pastelitos—baked empanadas made with puff pastry and savory meats—as well.

At night, Super Pan will offer a five-item small plate menu. Dishes may include camarones al ajillo and mussels with smoked herring. Santiago plans to serve paella later on. For dessert, expect tres leches, guava mallorcas, and other pastries.

Super Pan will have a sandwich counter and bar—the nearly 800-square-foot food stall will have about 20 seats—or diners can order food to go. As for the bar program, Super Pan will offer beer and wine, plus five cocktails and a few simple mixed drinks. Santiago hopes to work with a local brewery to make several varieties of Malta as well.