Bars and Cafes in Belo horizonteEdit This
Belo Horizonte is an inland city in Brazil. It is the capitol of the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais, one of the more affluent states in the country. Belo Horizonte is a very young city, having been around only since the end of the 19th century. It was designed and built because it was felt that the state of Minas Gerais
needed a new capitol city to bring it together. It has now blossomed
into a city of more than 5 million people, and is a center of culture and
trade for Minas Gerais and Brazil. Belo Horizonte has a thriving nightlife and some great restaurants and cafes.
is nationally known for its cuisine, which has evolved from simple
farmhouse cooking into a well respected culinary art. Corn is often
used in place of wheat in the cooking, and the state is also known as
one of the main producers of cheese in Brazil.
Comida mineira is the main regional food in Belo Horizonte. It is a unique blend of pork, vegetables and two special ingredients: couve, which resembles spinach or cabbage, and tutu, which is a bean sauce. To find comida mineira isn't hard, just look around. Outside the city, comida mineira
restaurants and cafes actually outnumber anything else, so if you plan
on doing any sightseeing outside of the city that's also a good way to
find some authentic local food.
Some restaurants in the city include: Badejo, and A Bella Torta, on Rua Rio Grande in the Savassi area; and Casa Bonomi Paificadora, a bakery that also serves some (excellent) light meals.
Checking out the Bars
Check out the Trevo Five Place in Savassi, or Nasala in the Belvedere neighborhood, for some high-octane fun with the locals. If you want something a little safer and more touristy, the Hard Rock Cafe in the Belvedere area has live music on the weekends as well.
December 26, 2009 new by cjr236