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Juarez Becoza

Juarez Becoza

Juarez Becoza is a carioca journalist. He works as culinary columnist and bohemian guide in Rio de Janeiro. He writes weekly about botequim for Jornal O Globo, a major brazilian newspaper, for more than 15 years now. For his column "Pé-Sujo", he searches and writes about the best, oldest and more hidden bars and popular restaurants in town. Juarez has already visited more than 1.500 drinking and culinary places in the city. Recently, Juarez traveled the World, in a personal project called Around the World in 80 Bars, documenting bars and restaurants from more than 40 countries.

Recent stories by Juarez Becoza

April 3, 2018

Art Chopp: Smoked Success

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Rio -- Five years ago, Diogo Gomes, the owner of Art Chopp, a bar in the Jacarepaguá neighborhood, was seated at one of the bar’s 36 tables. There were no customers: only him, the cook and two waiters. The heavy rain falling outside began to drip from the ceiling and soak the floors. Read more
April 1, 2018

Spoiled for Choice in Copacabana

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Rio -- The huge counter at Adega Pérola in Rio de Janeiro contains a multitude of culinary surprises. The botequim offers more than 50 types of petiscos (the Portuguese terms for tapas) from both land and sea, and we have yet to try one that we didn’t like.
March 5, 2018

Pop up Peru: Home Cooking

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Rio -- Over the last couple of years, Rio de Janeiro’s food scene has experienced a Peruvian invasion. Encouraged by the buzz of the 2016 Olympic Games, more than 10 restaurants and bars focused on Peruvian cuisine opened up shop in Rio. Read more