century. R. Visc. de Parnaíba, 1316; 3311-7700 and 2692-1866; museudaimigracao.org.br. FESTA DE SAN GENNARO For almost 40 years, this feast combines stalls selling typical Italian food and the excitement of the local community. Held on the streets around the Paróquia San Gennaro, in Mooca, it receives a large public on weekends in September.
Photo credits: 1© Andréa D’Amato, 2 ©Jair Magri
Paraísoi SHIN ZUSHI Recommended by Guia Brasil 2012, the restaurant remains faithful to its origins in Japanese cuisine, in hot or cold recipes. R. Afonso de Freitas, 169; 3889-8700. Santanai AEROCLUBE DE SÃO PAULO This school for pilots is inside Campo de Marte, next to Anhembi, and is home to a spin-off of the traditional Bar Brahma. Av. Olavo Fontoura, 650; 2221-9477; aeroclubesp.com.br. ANHEMBI PARK The main venue for fairs and exhibitions in São Paulo, with more than 400,000 sq m. It houses an exhibition hall, the convention center and an open air walkway known as Sambodromo. Av. Olavo Fontoura, 1209; 2226-0400; anhembi.com.br HOLIDAY INN PARQUE ANHEMBI Halfway between the Sambodromo and the Anhembi convention center, the hotel has 780 apartments and an auditorium for up to 1,000 people. R. Prof. Milton Rodrigues, 100; 2107-8844; holidayanhembi.com.br. Vila Marianai INNOMINATO OSTERIA Simple ambiance, attentive service and a good range of homemade pasta. R. Joinville, 561; 5571-9839. MUSEU LASAR SEGALL The museum shelcityofsaopaulo.com
ters about 3,000 pieces by Lithuanian artist Lasar Segall (1891-1957), among paintings, sculptures, engravings and other works. (closed due to renovation) R. Berta, 111; 5574-7322; museusegall.org.br. Vila Medeirosi MOCOTÓ Sarapatel and diced tapioca are among the northeastern dishes created by chef Rodrigo Oliveira. If you come across long lines on weekends, relax and enjoy the �������� caipirinhas. Av. N. S. do Loreto, 1100; 2951-3056. Vila Leopoldinai WHEAT ORGANICS This bakery produces everything with organic raw materials. R. Carlos Weber, 1622; 3628-8209; wheat.com.br.
Mocotó’s cuisine: flavors from the Northeast
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