(n) fandango (a provocative Spanish courtship dance in triple time; performed by a man and a woman playing castanets)
El Fandango is a fantastic restaurant in San Diego's "Old Town". It reflects the changing pattern of food preparation in California during the time period of 1846 to 1856 - years of great change in California.
First, game and seafood was the staple of local Indians. Then the Californios of the Spanish period developed huge herds of cattle. At this time the tradition of “Fandangos” was instituted. During special events, parties sometimes lasted several days. Sounds like my kind of celebration!!