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You might expect Chris Santos, the executive chef and co-owner of Lower East Side hot spot Stanton Social, to live someplace gritty — maybe the East Village or Williamsburg.
In fact, it’s the quiet, leafy confines of Park Slope that Santos, a heavily tattooed tough guy who enjoys boxing and playing the drums, calls home.
“I’ve lived in this neighborhood for 11 years,” he says. “It’s a great neighborhood.”
Three summers ago, Santos spotted a rental in an early-1900s Park Slope townhouse. He knew he’d found the perfect apartment in the neighborhood he adored.
“I loved the architectural details,” he says.
Those details include a marble floor in the office, two marble fireplaces, molding, a stained-glass skylight, a clawfoot bathtub and, since it’s a duplex, two curved staircases.
“It felt more like a house than just an apartment,” Santos says. “It takes up the two top floors of a three-story building, with the living room and kitchen at the very top, so there’s never a problem of noise disturbing the neighbors.” (The owner of the building lives on the ground floor.)
When he moved in, the one-bedroom, one-bathroom rental was very roomy, especially for just one person: 2,500 square feet, with an office, a large kitchen, a spacious living room, a foyer, a his-and-hers vanity sink area, a room for his drum set and a room-sized walk-in closet.
Then, five months after renting the apartment, the chef met an almost equally tattooed photographer who would help fill up all that space.
Taryn Longo (now Santos) was “the first don’t-date-the-customers rule I’ve ever broken,” Santos says.
“But it all worked out,” Taryn adds.
By April 2009, they were married and happily settled in the duplex.
“We sometimes think about buying a home,” Taryn says, “but we love this apartment.”
One of the big pluses: throwing parties for up to 60 guests in the kitchen and living room, with not the slightest bit of overcrowding. And though there’s no fancy chef’s equipment in the kitchen, Chris Santos doesn’t mind.
“This stove, an old Magic Chef, is the first stove I ever had that did what I needed it to,” he says.
Then there’s the bathroom, which Santos appreciates because it’s so untouched by time. He especially likes the clawfoot tub and the ancient toilet with its pull flusher. When people are over for parties, he puts up a sign by the toilet that reads: “I’m old. Pull me gently.”
Santos also enjoys things that don’t call for such gentleness.
He loves boxing and has regular sparring sessions at Gleason’s Gym in DUMBO. In his apartment, the room with his drum set also houses his collection of prize-fight memorabilia, including gloves signed by Jake LaMotta and Marvin Hagler, as well as some current champs. There’s also a treasure trove of hundreds of boxing magazines from the 1970s and ’80s.
But what’s most special are two limited-edition, custom-painted skateboards that depict the dual sides of Mike Tyson. One illustration shows the softer side of Tyson with pigeons (the boxer used to raise them), the other one shows him biting Evander Holyfield’s ear.
Then there is Santos’ drum set. “Drums are a favorite possession,” he says. “I’ve been playing my entire life. This is called a Roland Studio drum set. They’re electronic, but they feel just like real drums when you play them.”
In fact, it was Santos’ love of drumming that got him interested in cooking in the first place. He was 13 and needed money to buy his first drum set, so he got a job washing dishes in a Rhode Island restaurant. The chef there inspired the young teen to one day become a chef, too.
Today, in addition to running Stanton Social, Santos is a regular judge on the Food Network’s “Chopped.” And he’s planning to open another Lower East Side restaurant this fall.
“It’s going to be more than twice the size of Stanton Social,” he says. “It’s about 10,000 square feet; there’ll be 300 seats for dining, plus we’ll have two bars and a lounge. We don’t have a name yet, but I know it will be the next evolution of Stanton Social; a little more sophisticated, a little more serious.”
In addition, the enterprising Santos (who helped open Lavo in Las Vegas and is a consulting chef for the Max Brenner Chocolate by the Bald Man empire) has plans to write a Stanton Social cookbook and design a line of chefs’ wear with tattoo artist Michelle Myles.
“We’re going to make outfits that are very young, tattoo-inspired,” he says.
Santos also has an idea for yet another restaurant, a casual spot he wants to open sometime next year.
“A fun rock ’n’ roll kind of place,” he says. “So there’s a lot of work to be done.”
But Santos also finds time to kick back and enjoy Park Slope.
The Brooklyn Botanic Garden recently chose his block as “the greenest in Brooklyn.” Part of that honor might be due to Taryn’s rows of flowering plants that line their front stoop.
“For now,” she says with a big smile, “my flowers are my children.”
Chris and Taryn Santos’ Favorite Things
A takeoff on Grant Wood’s famous “American Gothic” painting; called “American Marilyns,” it depicts Marilyn Monroe and Marilyn Manson
The couple’s wedding china, a pattern called Ink Dish, designed by tattoo artist Paul Timman
His boxing memorabilia and the Mike Tyson skateboards
His drum set
An album cover featuring a photo taken by Taryn
His collection of cookbooks
A painting by Michelle Myles that was inspired by mid-century tattooing
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