Bairro: Casa Forte
City: Recife, PE
Phone: (081) 3266-0586
Hours: From 11am to 12pm. Sunday to 5pm.
Cost: No Information Available
Northeast Brazilian The Northeast area of Brazil, mainly the states of Alagoas, Bahia, Ceará, Maranhão, Paraíba, Pernambuco, Piauí, Rio Grande do Norte, and Sergipe, constitutes geographically of a narrow, bursting coastal plain with plentiful rainfall where a large amount of the population is established, an similarly narrow transition zone labeled the Agreste, and a vast semi-arid section titled the Sertão, which is lead by big cattle ranches. All kinds of tropical produce are grown on the coastal plain, with sugarcane and cacao being mainly extensive. Among the State of Bahia the predominant cuisine is Afro-Bahian, which developed from plantation cooks improvising on African, Amerindian, and old fashioned Portuguese foods utilizing regionally obtainable ingredients. Common foods are vatapá, moqueca (both having seafood and palm oil), and acarajé (a savory muffin made with white beans, onion and fried in palm oil (dendê) which is stuffed with dried shrimp, red pepper and caruru (mashed okra with ground cashew nut, smoked shrimp, onion, pepper and garlic). The key staple is a serving of white rice and black beans but other typical dishes include farofa, paçoca, canjica, pamonha and quibebe. In the remainder of the coastal plains there is less African influence on the food, but seafood, shellfish, coconut and tropical fruit are menu staples. Generally enjoyed tropical fruits in the North-eastern region include mango, papaya, guava, orange, passion fruit, pineapple, sweet sop, "hog-plum," sour sop, and cashew (both the fruit and the nut). Every one of these states have their variations in cuisine and style, being Bahia one of the most distinctive of them. Actually, Bahia is the only Brazilian state where the food is spicy, and bistros will inquire you whether you want your meal “hot” or “cold”, signifying “spicy hot” or not. They use a whole lot of “pimenta” (pepper) and azeite de dende (a particular kind of oil) to cook their meals. On the whole, though, most northeastern states are going to employ tapioca flour and sun-dried beef (carne de sol). Shrimp and fish are also pretty common and cheap. Another characteristic of northeastern food is the amount. Commonly, the dishes are pretty giving, and a dish can supply two to three people. A few of the favorites from this cuisine are “moqueca de peixe”, acaraje’, vatapa’, tapioca com coco e leite condensado, cashew juice, acerola juice, acai.
In Brazil, there are various “bares”, or “barzinhos”, (pubs, little pubs) where adults gather for happy hour to have caipirinhas, cocktails, beers and other cold drinks.
Snacks are commonplace, frequently they are dependent on the local foods, but many are common all over Brazil. Polenta frita (fried polenta), pao-de-queijo (biscuits baked with cheese inside), salami Italiano, fried chicken wings, cod fish balls (deep fried pastry made with wheat flour, egg, and shredded cod fish), various cheeses, and olive platters.
It is common for bars, called botequins, to offer cafe-com-leite (coffee with milk) served in a shot glass, plus fresh french bread with butter for breakfast. This is a little unusual for many, who view pubs as a night time venue.
People usually get together in bars to watch and enjoy sports events. Commonly, these are soccer matches, which occur regularly and not only during the World Cup. Brazil has soccer tournaments throughout the year, and everyone has their favorite team. It isn't uncommon to see significant numbers of people promoting their team.
Brazilian pubs range from very informal, lower class establishments to very formal, higher end places. Unlike most North American pubs, most of these pubs are wide open to the public with no formal entrance.
The minimum age for drinking in Brazil is 18 years old, and if you look older than 18 it is very likely you won’t be asked to show your ID. Public drinking is allowed in most cities, and public areas.
Nearby Restaurants include O Largura, Delícias da Praça, Nez Vinhos e Gastronomia, Nez, Na Feira, Vavá Grill, Cucina De´Carli, Rouge Creperia, Toca da Joana, Engenho Casa Forte, Manguitos Café Bar, Chez Georges, Seu Cafofa, Liberdade SushI Temaki, Montmartre Crêperie, Othello, Guaiamum Treloso, McDonald´s - Casa Forte, Planeta John´s, Parraxaxá - Casa Forte.
|Acarajé do Baiano||Rua Floriano Peixoto, s/n|
|Aconchego do Matuto||Av. Lins Petit, 273|
|Arriégua||Rua Gen. Polidoro, 955|
|Bar do Déo||Rua São João, 345|
|Bar do Geraldo||Rua da Piedade, 107|
|Bar do Guaiamum||Av. Ministro Marcos Freire, 1023|
|Bodégua||Av. Gen. Polidoro, 955|
|Buraco do Sargento||Travessa São Pedro, 33|
|Cachaça Brasil||Praça Min. Salgado Filho, s/n|
|Café Conceito||R. Padre Carapuceiro, 777|
|Canavial||Rua da Harmonia, 138|
|Caprino´s||Rua Regueira Costa, 190|
|Carcará||Rua Ribeiro de Brito, 1084|
|Casa de Noca||Rua Bertioga, 243|
|Casa de Zé Nabo||Rua Marechal Deodoro, 519|
|Chalet||Av. Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 7490|
|Cidade Jardim Delicatessen||Estrada do Arraial, 2466|
|Confraria dos Chifrudos||Rua Real da Torre, s/n|
|Copo Sujo||Rua Capitão Lima, s/n|
|Deca||Rua José Maria de Miranda, 140|
|Estação do Guaiamum||Rua Xavier Marques, 257|
|Galeria Café Aloma Bandeira||Rua do Amparo, 3|
|Guaiamum Gigante||Rua Doutor José de Góes, 299|
|Guaiamum Treloso||Rua Engenheiro Oscar Ferreira, 330|
|Ilha do Guaiamum||Rua Maria Carolina, 68|
|Komida Kaseira||Rua Claudino dos Santos, 11|
|Luna||Av. Saldanha Marinho, 645|
|Mamulengo||Rua Minas Gerais, 56|
|Mercado da Madalena||Rua Real da Torre, s/n|
|Mocca Cafeteria||Av. Agamenon Magalhães, 4775|
|Parraxaxá - Boa Viagem||Baltazar Pereira, 32|
|Parraxaxá - Casa Forte||Av. 17 de Agosto, 807|
|Patuá - Coisas do Mar||Rua Bernardo Vieira de Melo, 79|
|Pimenta de Cheiro||Av. Mascarenhas de Morais, 2309|
|Pra Vocês||Av. Herculano Bandeira, 115|
|Recanto dos Amigos||Rua Bianor de Oliveira, 95|
|Restaurante da Mira||Av. Doutor Eurico Chaves, 916|
|Sinhá Joana||Rua da Hora, 150|
|Sr. Guaiamum||Estrada do Encanamento, 1580|
|Tepan||Rua Doutor José Maria, 151|
|Universidade do Guaiamum||Estrada de Aldeia, s/n|
|Veremundo||Shopping Boa Vista, 1piso|
|Xinxim da Baiana||Av. Sigismundo Gonçalves, 742|
|Zezinho||Rua Professor Sílvio Rabelo, 852|
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