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Jul 13, 2009 09:04 PM

No Reservation Chile

I thought body checking cows is hilarious and the food looked delicious - pork sandwich with guacamole, blood sausage, pork wrapped in skin, cow foot soup, footlong dog slathered with mayo and guacamole, fried eel, razor clam, beef ribs...

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  1. Great episode, I thought it captured the country pretty well. I was down there in early 2002, and it brought back a lot of memories. A couple of things:

    "Cafe con piernas" is not a phenomenon limited to coffee shops. Burger joints tend to have the waitresses clothed the same way.

    They didn't spent a lot of time on Puerto Montt, but it's an awesome place. Great beer, tons of German bakeries, and excellent seafood if you go down the costanera a few miles to Angelmo.

    1. Tony has toned it down a notch or two. No t-shirts, and is into wine now. Ah, the 50's!

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      1. re: melly

        I had a friend/co-worker from Chile and sometimes at work parties she would make coffee the way she said they did it Chile and that was to put a scoop of ice cream in the coffee.
        So I was surprised how completely different the coffee stand coffee was from my friend's "Chilean coffee."
        She also said that one of the things she liked about going back to visit was how much she liked the soda in Chile, yet it seemed like the country was inundated with Coke bottles on N.R.

        1. re: tofuburrito

          Coke is the Official Liquid of Latin America.

        2. re: melly

          In his 50s, drinking wine, AND he's shilling for Microsoft. There was a promo during the airing in which he and his producers bandied about location ideas. Turned out it was a commercial for Microsoft's new Bing search engine.

          Who ever would have thought they'd see the day when Tony *!@$% Bourdain would do ads for *!@$% Microsoft?

          I mean, I like him. But he's now going to need to tone down his disdain for [insert disdainful thing] a notch.

          1. re: mudster

            The snark made him famous but it was inevitable that reality would set in with age and he would be a sell out just like any one else put in that position. Eventually his show will come to an end and I suspect that AB has bills to pay or a future to think of just like the rest of us.
            I enjoyed this episode.

        3. Thought it was a great episode as well. Good mix of entertainment; sometimes he gets hokey. And seriously what a hot dog, which made for a great Bourdain closing line - it's nice down here, and it tasted good...just watch out for the hot dogs.

          1. Did anybody catch the name of that resort on the coast in Patagonia he stayed in? May have to put that on the list of places to go before I die.

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            1. re: saeyedoc

              Oh those hippies! It was called "Cliffs Preserve" Saeyedoc.

              1. re: raidar

                Thanks, looks great but at 700-1200 $ /nt, it may have to wait.

                1. re: saeyedoc

                  Wow. My recommendation would be to find a ten dollar a night room a few blocks off the water in Puerto Montt, and then head over to Angelmó for cheap beer and seafood. That's what I did, at any rate!

                  1. re: saeyedoc

                    Yeah, it is one for the bucket list.


                    Maybe I'll settle for one of those completos, eat a foot-long dog and die... with a laptop in my hands.

              2. I can't say I understand the apparent Chilean fondness for combing avocado with copious mayo. That hot dog - yuck!

                A lot of the other stuff looked good though, like the ribs in wine sauce.