SPECIALTY COFFEE: Riding the third wave in Lisbon

Let’s face it: Lisbon is no longer the coffee dwarf of the days of yore. Over the last couple of years, the city has seen a tremendous, explosive boom in specialty coffee shops and roasters. It all started in 2015 with Copenhagen Coffee Lab opening its first coffee shop at Praça das Flores which was…

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LISBOM’S EVERGREENS

Dear readers, in this feature we will give you a comprehensive and concise overview of our favorite go-to places in Lisbon, covering everything from bars, cafés, and restaurants to ice cream shops and specialized coffee joints. With regards to price, all of these places would be in the affordable category. If you’re on a very…

FOOD ADVENTURES: When fishes get a smoke

Isn’t it interesting how a country like Portugal has so many dishes centered around preserved, salted cod (bacalhau) hasn’t actually taken up smoking fishes? Unlike Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands or the UK, smoking food in general was never part of Portugal’s culinary bloodstream. Thankfully, The Moustache Smokery has been filling in that gap with some first rate dishes featuring…

RE-FOOD: a public service announcement from Lisbom

Restaurant culture is a wonderful thing. Ideally, it sparks creativity, displays local ingredients of good quality and brings people of different walks of life, neighborhoods and countries together in the same place in order to experience one of the most basic human necessities and great pleasures in life: to eat together. Unfortunately, our society’s obsession…