Beyond the Feijoada: Celebrating RIO’s Afro Brazilian Heritage and Culture


In honor of RIO’s Valongo Wharf (Port Zone), the largest entry point for African slaves in the America, being declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO, today’s featured post offers suggestions for a deeper exploration of Afro Brazilian heritage and culture in Brazil.  Read on for an introductory glimpse at the impact of the African legacy on RIO, including restaurant venues with fresh culinary experiences, upcoming multicultural events, and activities that combine tourism with social activism and history.


A Sweet Finish to Eat RIO’s Food Tour

Tom Le Mesurier, founder and tour guide for Eat Rio food tours, tweeted the SWEETEST finish for yesterday’s tour.  And a huge congratulations to Eat Rio for snagging TripAdvisor’s Certificate of Excellence for the third consecutive year!  Check out tour options on the website where the goal is: Escape the tourist traps and get to know the real Rio through its food.

Le Mesurier’s Tweet:

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RIO Celebrates World Burger Day May 28th

Today’s post calls out to all burger fans.  Sunday, May 28th is World Burger Day and food venues throughout the city are getting prepared–some have been celebrating burgers all month!  In addition to the 40+ restaurants who have participated in Burger Fest 2017, you can also grab a beefy bite at the “Ipanema Urbana” culinary market, May 27th and 28th, from 12AM to 10PM.


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