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February 7, 2018

Põe na Quentinha: The Edible Samba Parade

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Rio -- When it first began five years ago, Põe na Quentinha was an informal get-together for people who were equally passionate about food, beer and samba; they spent the day eating, drinking and dancing in preparation for Carnival.Read more
Rio -- When it first began five years ago, Põe na Quentinha was an informal get-together for people who were equally passionate about food, beer and samba; they spent the day eating, drinking and dancing in preparation for Carnival.

Fast-forward to 2017, when what had now developed into a proper street parade drew in over 5,000 people over three different days during the Carnival Season. This year, the food-focused event, the only one of its kind in Rio, is even larger, hosting a full month-long schedule of parades that started in mid-January. Read more
January 24, 2018

Beans & Beats: Pre-Gaming Carnival 2018

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Rio -- There’s one thing about Rio’s gastronomy that just about everyone can agree on: feijoada, the glorious black bean and pork stew served with collard greens, toasted manioc flour, rice and oranges, can (and should be) eaten all year long. Read more
January 19, 2018

Mania de Boteco: A Bar in the Sky

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Rio -- It's not easy to get to Mania de Boteco. You have to go up, up, up, first by car (or, for something more thrilling, on the back of a motorcycle taxi) and then by foot, cutting across alleys and climbing narrow stairwells. But this spot is worth all the effort. Read more