RITALINOS: a culinary safe haven

It was an impromptu stroll around the neighborhood that led me to the culinary safe haven of Ritalinos, an unassuming restaurant just around the corner of my apartment, one that was left undiscovered for an unreasonable amount of time. It was love at first sight, to be honest: from the cozy interior design to the limited…

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CANTINA LX: A hooker in a mink coat

LX Factory has unfortunately become one of these places that initially started off with the best of intentions, but is now more like a shark’s lair, full of places, cafés, restaurants, art boutiques and the likes looking to make a quick buck from rich yuppies, hipsters and tourists. In some ways then the beautifully rustic decorated piece…

MISS JAPPA: A burst of umami

Restaurants and cafés are always very ephemeral, but sometimes, when one of your favorite places disappears, a loss can be extremely hard to take. Such was the case with Miss Jappa’s space in Principe Real: first it was the home of Orpheu, a beautiful, cozy café which was then tragically replaced with Ucharia, a tapas-wine…