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Dining Week Brought Out the Best and Worst in Santiago Restaurants

By Elizabeth Timms

[Santiago Dining Week]

[Santiago Dining Week]

The inaugural Santiago Dining Week took place from March 2-15.  Over 25 restaurants participated, offering three course lunch and/or dinner menus for CLP $12,000 and $18,000.  Dining week (usually two weeks long) is an opportunity for restaurants to showcase their best dishes and for people to try new places at a reasonable price.  Eight years ago, I was a frequent customer during the dining week in Los Angeles and ate at many restaurants that I might never have visited otherwise.  These places were usually the creme de la creme of Los Angeles dining scene, and showcased their best dishes.  I always had a valuable foodie experience.  

Op Ed: The Ridiculous New Santiago Tax Hike On Alcohol

By Ben Wood
Ben Wood is a seasoned beer industry veteran, sommelier and co-owner of Beervana, a specialist beer store and importer located at Los Leones 106 in Santiago, Chile. Beervana has the finest beers available from the United States, Belgium, Germany, Holland, Mexico, and beers from Chile as well.

[Patrick Hieger]

[Patrick Hieger]

If you live in Chile, particularly in Santiago, you may have heard of a few changes happening within the alcohol industry to help pay for the “Reforma Tributaria” intiative from the Bachelet government, as well as the “cultural change” that Providencia mayor Josefina Errazuriz has now set in place.
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“Here’s why Chilean food sucks.”

[photo: Globetrotter Girls]

[photo: Globetrotter Girls]

That’s one way to title a blog post about your distaste for a culture’s food.  Apparently Chilean food was bad enough for the Globetrotter Girls that they just wanted to get it off their chests.  And they did.

Dani and Jess, aka the Globetrotter Girls, apparently spent over 100 days touring across Chile, its beaches, its mountains, and all of its natural splendor.  The only drawback?  “Leche asada, which pretty much tastes like flan made with boogers.”  Completos, mote con huesillos, empanadas, humitas, and other national favorites weren’t enough to win over the ladies as they roughed it out on “stoner food.” 

The ladies left their comments section open on their post about how bad Chilean food is, so we will, too.  Agree?  Disagree?  Let us know.  We’d love to hear more!   [via The Globetrotter Girls]