Sunday, 24 February 2013

What to do in Sao Paulo

The new food fair, Feirinha Gastronomica has started every Sunday in Vila Madalena, Rua Girassol 309 from 11am - 7pm. They have essentially set up a stands in an empty parking lot. There is a maximum of 230 people at a time and so, even though we arrived at 11:30am there was already a queue. It is the one good reason to take children so you can skip this queue...

I had a tostada from Oba Restaurant for R15, always delicious but trying to eat it one handed, hold my drink and look after a 3 year old was not easy! There was prawn ceviche from the Costa Ricans (R10) and disgusting cupcakes (of course I'm biaised, but even my daughter or dog wouldn't eat them) and our favourite Sabores da mi Tierra from Colombia, who also sold at our last beloved SP Night Market.

Don't expect to hang out and have a lazy lunch there. Today was hot and stifling, with nowhere to sit so I think we were in there for a maximum of 15 minutes.  As today was only their second edition, I would hope that once it becomes more "normal" rather than novelty it will be a much more pleasurable experience.

And for those of you who like a little bit of sunday dancing in the train, you have to go to soul.set festa. Great for people watching - the fabulous, the dancers, the other people-watchers. The venue was a business park near Lapa - a little bit of a pain to get to if you don't have a car. Very well organised event with valet, security, drink bar, temaki bar... and an outdoor DJ set. soul.set founder DJ Leonardo Ruas was fab today. The event runs from 3-10pm on a Sunday, once a month. Highly recommended. Earlier in the session at this venue would be ok for children as there are grassy areas for them to run around in.  Don't go if you don't like dancing!

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