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Q & A with Louro’s Chef David Santos

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There are some chefs that would much prefer to hole up in the kitchen with their sauces than interact with their customers. And that’s cool… it’s just not David Santos. On the contrary, the gregarious, heart on his sleeve chef is the kind of guy who invites patrons (and strangers at that!) into his home for supper club meals. Now, you can get a taste of Santos’s cooking, a unique mix of Portuguese, American and other globally inspired cuisines in one.

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Date Night – The Castello Plan

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If you’re looking for a fancy, candlelit place for a cookie-cutter first date, The Castello Plan definitely isn’t it.  But...

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Eat To Impress – Atera

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Here at Restaurant Girl, we consider knowing how to select the perfect place for dinner an essential skill. Of course, picking the ultimate spot in a city so full of choices isn’t always easy – so whether you’re looking to get down and dirty with a plate of barbecue, need a romantic (but not too romantic!) place to take a first date, or just want to decompress after work with a good, stiff drink, we’ve got five ideal options for you.

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Mission Chinese’s Fusion

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After years of working late nights as a line cook, Bowien found that he and his colleagues were always searching for the perfect Asian junk food to eat after work. Hence, Mission Chinese was born.

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Miranda’s Latin-Italian

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What happens when a Mexican chef falls in love with an Italian front of the house guy?  Tuck into Miranda for dinner and you’ll get...

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Flor De Mayo’s Chinese-Peruvian

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With two locations on the Upper West Side, Flor De Mayo is beloved by its neighbors. Perennially busy and sparsely decorated, this Chino-Latino joint has been serving crowd-pleasing dishes for more than 30 years.

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La Caridad 78′s Chinese-Cuban

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Another Chino-Latino fusion restaurant on the Upper West Side, La Caridad has been an institution since the sixties. Established by Chinese immigrants who lived in Cuba before the revolution, La Caridad specializes in working-class fare from both countries.

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Chinese Mirch’s Indian-Chinese

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As spice is the common denominator between the regions, (mirch means “spicy” in Hindi ) everything on the menu at Chinese Mirch packs some heat, even a bowl of egg drop soup.

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Vermilion’s Indian-Latin American

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The woman behind Vermilion, Rohini Dey, is a force to be reckoned with and what Time magazine dubs, “a culinary superstar.”...

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Indochine’s French-Vietnamese

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Another serendipitous result of colonial history, French-Vietnamese cuisine combines buttery Gallic extravagance with the fresh, peppery...

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Surfish Bistro

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There are no culinary boundaries at Surfish Bistro, which is exactly what makes this Park Slope spot interesting enough to leave the island of Manhattan. It makes sense that a Lima-born chef would know his way around ceviche, but that’s just the tip of the iceberg.

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Stella Manhattan Bistro

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Located near the Financial District, Stella is the perfect (and convenient) spot to roll into after work for a couple of drinks or a bite...

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DBGB Kitchen & Bar

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Cuisine: Global Vibe: Tavern chic Occasion: Group dinner; casual date; night out Don’t Miss: DBGB dog, tuna crudo, lamb Tunisienne...

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Desnuda

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Guerilla molecular gastronomy at Desnuda 122 E. Seventh St., (212) 254-3515 Hours: Dinner, Mon.-Thurs., 5 p.m.-midnight; Fri.-Sat., 5 p.m....

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Shang

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Chinese cooking too clever for its own good.   187 Orchard St., near Allen St., (212) 260-7900 Hours: Dinner, Mon.-Sat., 6 p.m.-11...

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Macao Trading Company

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311 Church St., near Walker St. (212) 431-8750 Seven days, 5 p.m.-4 a.m.; CUISINE Global fusion; VIBE Exotic speakeasy; OCCASION Swanky...

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