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Chile Earthquake (2010)

Santiago dining via rail stops

Santiago dining via rail stops

SANTIAGO, Chile — Simply eating in Santiago is enough to make me want to return to the Chilean capital: I want to feel the seismic jolt from a cocktail called the Earthquake, succumb to deathly rich cookies and knots of sweet fried dough called twisted underpants, and find Zen in a frothy pisco sour. Visits to star-rated restaurants of Santiago, where the freshest of seafood is canonized by innovative chefs borrowing influences from Peru, Argentina and Spain, were postponed. On this maiden two-day visit, I wanted the starchy comfort foods sorely missed by my hiking guides after a trek through Torres del Paine National Park in Patagonia. Their ground rules for my trip to Santiago,...

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