The Foodie on the Move: A Q&A with Carmen Castello of Lisbon Secret Food Tours
June 13, 2019
A few weeks ago I joined up with Carmen to walk (and eat) through some of the more traditional shops in Mouraria and Baixa. Aside from falling in love with Carmen’s stories, her passion, and her appetite for history, fun facts, and, of course, food, I had a tummy full of half a bifana, port […]
Brunch in Lisbon: a Date with Debauchery
May 2, 2019
Nights out in Lisbon can be rough. Take the edge off with a hearty brunch from one of these 11 cafes around Lisboa.
Digging into Zomato’s Secret Menu
April 12, 2019
Monte Mar Lisboa is situated at water’s edge on the River Tagus, boasting a spectacular view of the 25 de Abril bridge from its riverside tables. The view from inside the restaurant is almost as good, though, so don’t fret if you happen to get caught in the rain (like we did). Monte Mar’s secret […]
Flour, Water, and Salt: the Best Sourdough Bread in Lisbon
March 1, 2019
Italians like to tell an anecdote about a baker’s helper who, apparently suffering from a drinking problem, arrived to work with a bottle of beer and accidentally poured a drop of alcohol into the dough. The consequences couldn’t go unnoticed: loaves came out wonderfully big and plump. Since the chief baker wanted to know what […]
From Romantic to Erotic: Valentine’s Day in Lisbon
February 8, 2019
Valentine’s Day, with chocolates and red-heart teddy bears and all that isn’t really Lisbon’s thing just yet. And that’s good. Here’s how to woo your boo with some class and sass all over town. Be brave!
The Best of New Year’s Eve in Lisbon 2019
December 24, 2018
Whether you’re looking for an intimate dinner with friends, dancing at a club until 7 am, or just watching the fireworks, there is something for everyone to make Lisbon’s passage into 2019 the best new year’s eve you could imagine.
Things Hard to Get in Lisbon — and Where to Find Them
October 12, 2018
Good Hot Sauce Portuguese piri piri sauce is wonderful for many things, but it’s just not that spicy. Tobasco is now widely available at most of the locations of Pingo Doce and Continente, but its uses are also a bit limited. For those of you who like to breathe fire once in awhile, check out […]