Collected by Debbie
Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Seeing this boy framed by bikini bottoms seemed to sum up the spirit of Copacabana – locals going for a swim in what was literally a sea of tourists. His ‘never say die’ attitude caught my attention as he braved the waves again and again. Standing...
Ladeira Ari Barroso, 66 - Loja 03 - Chapéu Mangueira, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22010-020, Brazil
Bar do David not only defies unsavory images associated with slums such as its own community, ChapéuChapéu Mangueira, but makes tongue-in-cheek reference to it: Try the “favela chic” plate of fried homemade sausages. On Sundays, feijoada gets a...
Rua Hilário de Gouvêia, 71 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22040-002, Brazil
Pavão Azul excels in pé-sujo classics like fried chicken and bolinhos de bacalhau (codfish fritters), and also serves carefully prepared plates such as shrimp risotto. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.
Rua Siqueira Campos, 138 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22031-072, Brazil
In addition to the usual bar food, Adega Pérola, one of Rio’s oldest bars, serves more than 70 Portuguese-style seafood dishes, including vinegary raw herring rolls and octopus marinated in olive oil. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.
Loja (bar) e Sobreloja (restaurante - Rua Cândido Gaffrée, 205 - Urca, Rio de Janeiro - RJ, 22291-080, Brazil
Each evening, revelers of all ages settle on the bayside wall outside Bar Urca and feast on the restaurant's famous empadas. You can't beat the view of Rio's skyline at night. This appeared in the July/August 2016 issue.
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