capital of Brazilian nightlife is, unsurprisingly, a paradise of
fine dining. Almost every kind of international cuisine is available
in Rio, but the local dishes here reach their culinary heights. The
diva of Rio's dishes is feijoada, a black beans and pork dish that
comes with rice, kale, and manioc. To drink, try a caipirinha, Brazil's
tasty and infamously potent drink made from cane sugar rum, lime
juice, and sugar.
Churrasco is another favorite. Waiters slice off huge hunks of barbequed beef,
pork, and other meats, serving them with manioc and onions. Being close to the
sea of course means an unsurpassed selection of fine sea food, including fresh
lobster, shrimp, shellfish, and numerous fishes. For those who like spice, Rio
also has plenty of dishes native to Bahia, Brazil's capital of hot and spicy
Nightlife in Rio is, of course, legendary. Good times
almost always begin with visit to one of the many samba halls or discos,
and very often end watching the sunrise from the beach. If you can't dance
to samba but love to watch other people do it, there are plenty of shows
in town where you can admire the beat and the wild costumes. If samba isn't
your thing, it's easy to find a nightclub featuring live jazz or almost any
kind of music.
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