Thursday, April 26, 2012

Café Girondino is a great place to take a rest during your tour in the centre

Located in Sao Paulo downtown, right in front of the São Bento Monastery, Café Girondino is a great option for lunch or a coffee for those who are walking through the city center. Inspired by a namesake cafe that appeared in the beginning of the last century during the coffee golden age, the current Girondino has a classic décor influenced by that time.

The Café Girondino offers three environments:
  • The ground floor, where are located the coffee and the snack bar.
  • The Mezzanine, where is the bar
  • Upstairs, where you can find the restaurant
The advice is to try out the Bife Ancho grelhado com batata Asterix, arroz e molho Chimichurri (Grilled Steak with Ancho Asterix potatoes, rice and Chimichurri Sauce). But any of the dishes are fantastic.

Include this place on your itinerary, enjoy the delights of this place and come tell us what you think.

What: Café Girondino
Where: Rua Boa Vista, 365
When: Monday to Thursday, from 7h30 am till 10h30 pm; Friday, from 7h30 am till 11 pm; Saturday, from 8 am till 8 pm; Sunday, from 8 am till 7 pm.
Price: About R$ 50 for lunch (each)
Phone: +55 (11) 3229-4574

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

F-Indy 2012: Anhembi Circuit expects 30 thousand people this year

Castroneves is the Brazilian pilot better ranked on the Indy Championship
The fourth round of the 2012 IndyCar Series take place in São Paulo this weekend. According to the Brazilian Hotel Industry in the State of São Paulo (Abih-SP), the city will receive up to 30 thousand tourists - among spectators, attendants, mechanics, teams, sponsors and journalists.

Regarding the 31 thousand tickets (almost sold out), about eight thousand were purchased by people who do not live in Sao Paulo. According to Luiz Sales, director of SPTuris, the debut of the Brazilian driver Rubens Barrichello, who just quit his career in Formula 1, helped to sell more tickets this year. It was much faster than the two previous editions.

It is estimated that the city move about R$ 85 million with the Formula Indy this year. About R$ 5 million more than in 2011. Hospitality is the higher cost of this calculation.

Formula 1
The Indy is still far from being compared to Formula 1 in São Paulo, one of the most important events for the city's tourism - held at the Interlagos Speedway, the race moves R$ 240 million during its three days. The competition, however, occurs in the city since 1989.

What: São Paulo Formula Indy 2012
Where: Anhembi
When: April 28th to 29th. The gates open at 7 am.
Price: R$ 180 to R$ 250 (There are still available only the ARQUIBANCADA SETOR E - 2º LOTE, ARQUIBANCADA SETOR F - 1° LOTE and ARQUIBANCADA SETOR G - 2° LOTE)
Phone: +55 (11) 4003-1527

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

This Friday: open bar party in a Strip Club!

If you are in town and haven't got any plans for this Friday (August 20th), your problem is solved! Maisa Gariani is organizing her birthday party in a velvet way. She got in contact with one of those legendaries Strip Clubs of the Augusta Street to organize her party. It will be open for anyone who wants to join.

The sound will be lead by Doicocos Crew, Uala, Fabiano Karvax, Tima, Ivis e Black Flamingos.

The whole place will be dedicated to the cause. That's the chance to experience one of the Rua Augusta's main vocation. The price will be R$ 50 and according to her, it will be bumpin until Saturday 9 am. You should come! It's not just a birthday party, it's "The Birthday Party!".

What: MEU MUNDO CAIU III - edição fim do mundo!
Where: Rua Augusta, 781
When: April 20th, from 11 pm till 9 am.
Price: R$ 50

Click to see party's flyer

Monday, April 16, 2012

Brand new project brings Cuisine Chefs of Sao Paulo to prepare food on a Street Fair during the night.

This weekend, some of the best cuisine chefs in Brazil can be found at a street fair in the Higienópolis suburb in Sao Paulo, each one in a diferent tent preparing their specialties to the public.

This is the first edition of the event entitled "O Mercado" (The Market), which takes place on April 21st and 22nd over the night. This is a great advice for those who want to enjoy the night and enjoy good food in Sao Paulo.
Traditional Cannolis

The subscribed chefs are:
  • Alexandre Leggieri - Cannoleria (cannolis)
  • Carlos Ribeiro - Na Cozinha Restaurante (bread and meat)
  • Checho Gonzales - Cebicheria Gonzales (anticuchos and cebiches)
  • Daniela Bravin - Bravin (wine and cocktails)
  • Dagoberto Torres - Suri Ceviche Bar (arepas)
  • Deepali Bavascar - Sabores da Índia (vegetarian samosas)
  • Henry Fogaça - Sal Gastronomia (Sandwich on ciabatta with shredded dried beef, ginger oil, goat cheese, tomato and arugula)
  • Janaina Rueda - Bar da Dona Onça (rich bitch rice)
  • Lourdes Hernandez - Casa dos Cariris (tacos and enchilladas)
  • Mark Carnero - Pão filosófico (bread)
  • Pipa - Comida de Papel (burgueres)
  • Rene Aduan Jr. - Alma Rustica Gastronomia (smoked and mead)
  • Tibira - Caos (cocktails)
During the event, several art performances will be happening, such as the collection of the Galeria Vermelho, projections and music made ​​by DJ sets. Every sinlge one will be highlighting the street culture.

What: O Mercado
Where: Rua Minas Gerais, 352 – Higienópolis (into the courtyard of the Sal Gastronomia restaurant)
When: April 21st and 22nd, from midnight till 5 am.
Price: from R$ 5 and R$ 20