That Local Joint With the Sandwiches

In Downtown Crossing, there is a place that serves chacareros. For those of you know are unfamiliar with Chilean culinary fare, a chacarero is a Chilean sandwich that contains bread, beef, mayo and string beans. It is out of control delicious. The gringo version features some kind of avocado on it, but I found in Santiago that in fact the real thing does not feature that particular accouterment.

Anyway, I like to eat local stuff and raise my hipster quotient by visiting places where one can local type stuff and see the natives doing native type things.

The Chacarero joint we visited in Santiago provided just such a thrill.

First let’s take a look at the sandwich:
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Wild piece of food, eh? Looks like an octopus sandwich to me. I went with a knife and fork for that particular eating adventure. Needless to say, I was full until the next morning after that meat bonanza.

The place itself was great. Each wall was covered in all kind of vintage typewriters, cameras, etc. Hipster quotient — high:
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