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Photo Essay: Edible Santiago

Photo Essay: Edible Santiago March 31, 2012 | Food | Read More
Image Paul Lowry. Completos are a Chilean classic, a giant hotdog slathered with avocado, tomatoes and mayonnaise. They’re an inexpensive (and filling) lunch or late night bar snack.

5 Alternatives to Starbucks in Santiago

5 Alternatives to Starbucks in Santiago March 31, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by kkmarais. It’s a feeling most of us know, even world travelers. We’re in a new place, hearing a new language, trying to figure out the public transportation system between visits to the ATM, souvenir shopping, church peeping, and all we really want is a relaxing place to drink a...

La Vega, Santiago’s real “central market”

La Vega, Santiago’s real “central market” February 14, 2012 | Food, Things to Do | Read More
  Photo: La Bicicleta Verde If you’re coming to Santiago, everyone will tell you to go to the central market to have lunch. Fair enough. It’s tourist-friendly (and tourist-priced), you get to sit in a large, bustling pretend market and possibly have an accordion player amble through...

Chilean Regional Specialty- Porotos Granados (summer bean potage)

Chilean Regional Specialty- Porotos Granados (summer bean potage) January 10, 2012 | Food | Read More
Nothing says summer like a creamy, hearty bowl of corn, squash and bean soup. What? You don’t agree? Then you’ve never tried one of my favorite Chilean foods, porotos granados. The main ingredients are beans, corn, squash and basil, though some throw in some cut up string beans as well. The...

Best Cheap Eats in Santiago, Chile

Best Cheap Eats in Santiago, Chile November 14, 2011 | Food | Read More
When you’re travelling, food can be the greatest joy or your largest frustration. When travelling on a budget, eating something filling and tasty while trying not to have to orego other essentials like where to sleep and transportation, is essential. In Santiago, cheap eats means basically three...

Top Places to Eat Italian Food in Santiago

Top Places to Eat Italian Food in Santiago November 5, 2011 | Food | Read More
Unlike Argentina, specifically Buenos Aires, most of Chile does not have a long history with Italy, or the delicious food that comes from there. That means that it’s not just any old place that can fix you a good pasta dish or delicious pizza. You’re probably not going to discover a corner...

Brunch in Santiago

Brunch in Santiago October 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
Brunch is a relatively new concept in Chile, in fact, you may have to explain it to your Chilean friends. They have a pretty solid concept of what is lunch and what is breakfast, and a never-the-twain-shall-meet opinion about the two. In addition, goodies such as waffles and pancakes for breakfast are...

Top Sushi Restaurants in Santiago

Top Sushi Restaurants in Santiago October 22, 2011 | Food | Read More
In recent years, sushi has become much more prevalent in Santiago, with small restaurants popping up all over the city (though mostly downtown, in Providencia. Las Condes and Ñuñoa). Even mom and pop minimarkets have sushi on offer, which they buy in bulk from a central company which drops it off...

Hot New Thai Restaurant in Santiago, Lai Thai

Hot New Thai Restaurant in Santiago, Lai Thai September 26, 2011 | Food | Read More
Photo by bearshapedsphere. Santiago is experiencing a surge of new restaurant openings, and nowhere is the ever-expanding Chilean palate more evident than with the inclusion of Thai food into the repertoire. And while there are a number of Thai restaurants, with some of them serving great food, the...

Chile’s upcoming national holiday, where will you be on Sept. 18th?

Chile’s upcoming national holiday, where will you be on Sept. 18th? August 24, 2011 | Events, Food, Nightlife, Things to Do | Read More
Photo by peregrine blue on Flickr. With just a few weeks left until Chile’s national Fiestas Patrias, an alcohol-infused, rocking good time that marks the end of summer, the beginning of sunshine, and for most people, a stomach-distending amount of food, preparations are already underway. Already...
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