Saturday, September 14, 2013

Festival Chileno Today in Woodland Hills--Empanadas, Completos, and Me!

I was sitting in Chilenazo the other night after a rehearsal in the same neighborhood--Canoga Park (the West Valley is a hotbed of Chilean restaurants and culture) waiting for my order to go when I saw an add for the annual Chilean Independence Day celebration.  While checking out the menu and patriotic decor, a poster advertising several bands caught my eye; I realized that I had just finished rehearsing with the same guy I saw on the flyer. Here I was thinking I wouldn't be able to make the festival--I'm playing saxophone at the celebration--excellent--paid empanada tasting!

One of the best Chilean restaurants L.A. ever had was there in Canoga Park--El Chileno, and now Chilenazo is picking up the slack.

Come out for Chilean empanadas, anticuchos, asado, pastel de choclo, humitas and a sweet glass of mote con huesillo--or pisco sours and chicha--to enjoy while you listen to the Chilean cumbia sounds of Noche de America with Daniel Avila--I'm in the horn section playing saxophone, and we go on at 6:30p.m.

September is when most Latin American countries celebrate their independence from Spain and Portugal--in the case of Brazil. The Colombians had their bash a few weeks ago, last weekend was Brazil Day L.A; now it's the Chilean community's turn.

Come out for a taste of Chile, and say hello!

Chilean Independence Day 2013
Sat., September 14th
11a.m. to 11p.m.    
6543 Corbin Ave.
Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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