Review: Mesa de Frades – One of the Best Fado Restaurants in Lisbon

... old and modern. Among Alfama’s small streets and alleys, on the top of the stairs, just coming off Rua dos Remédios (map), you arrive at the old chapel from Quinta da Dona Rosa. Converted into a small restaurant, the white painted walls still show beautiful tiles from the XVII century. First came some traditional Portuguese starters – peixinhos da horta along with an excellent cheese, olives and bread. Mains and dessert kept the Portuguese gastronomy venture. We ordered four different dishes...
September 23rd, 2009 | Alexandre Kühl Oliveira | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: Attractions, chapel, Church, concert, culture, fado, Family Friendly, music, nostalgia, Outdoors & Recreation, Restaurants & Bars, The Arts

Honeymoon in Vegas

Is it real or is it Vegas? Even the locals get confused between hype and reality. At least one chapel claims to have married a couple who arrived in Elvis and showgirl costumes, but were they merely remembering the closing scene of Nicolas Cage and Sarah Jessica Parker in Honeymoon in Vegas? Or did life imitate art and someone think the Hollywood version too kitsch to pass up? But whether real, fantasy, or just cinematic hyperbole, Las Vegas issues over 100,000 marriage licenses annually. Vegas...
April 24th, 2009 | Lynn Goya | Read More | Comments: 0
Filed under: bachelorette party, chapel, deal, honeymoon, vegas wedding