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Brazil's Slums Now A Hotspot For Foodies
Brazil's slums are the newest hotspots as visitors are spending more time at the former no-go zones than traditional tourist magnets like the Christ the Redeemer statue. There's also growing buzz about the best food and drink the pacified favelas have to offer.
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In this May 22, 2013 photo, a customer eats lunch at Restaurante 48 in Tabajaras slum, tucked into Rio's Copacabana neighborhood in Brazil. A new Portuguese-language guidebook called "The Gastronomical Guide to the Favelas of Rio" refutes the idea that slum food consists solely of deep-fried snacks by showcasing the people and places behind the shantytowns' tapioca omelets, grilled chicken, seafood stews and sushi. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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In this May 22, 2013 photo, plates sit on a table at the Bar Lacubaco in the Vidigal slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Twenty-two establishments covering the gamut of food and drink options in Rio's slums made it into a new Portuguese-language guidebook called "The Gastronomical Guide to the Favelas of Rio." They include sit-down restaurants serving Brazilian favorites such as prime cuts of steak and feijoada bean-and-meat stews, as well as foreign specialties-turned-local-staples like pizza and sushi. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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In this May 25, 2013 photo, a woman walks with her children as they leave the Bela Vista Bar in the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Whole sections of some favelas are accessible only via steep staircases, and restaurant owners in the slums say the tricky logistics of keeping ingredients in stock is among their biggest challenges. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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In this May 22, 2013 photo, customers eat lunch at Restaurante 48 in the Tabajaras slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pacified favelas are the newest hotspots for both locals and foreign visitors, including a number of bars and restaurants. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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In this May 22, 2013 photo, police stand outside Restaurante 48 in Tabajaras slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pacified favelas are the newest hotspots for both locals and foreign visitors, who are spending more time at the former no-go zones. Now, there√Ęs another reason to visit: the growing buzz about the best food and drink the pacified favelas have to offer. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

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In this May 25, 2013 photo, a woman eats lunch near a window overlooking Copacabana beach at the Bela Vista Bar located in the Pavao-Pavaozinho slum in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The pacified favelas are the newest hotspots for both locals and foreign visitors, who are spending more time at the former no-go zones. While many favelas lack in basic sanitation, they often make up for with breathtaking views of the ocean and exclusive neighborhoods below the steep rocky outcroppings. (AP Photo/Victor R. Caivano)

Brazil's Slums Now A Hotspot For Foodies

Brazil's slums are the newest hotspots as visitors are spending more time at the former no-go zones than traditional tourist magnets like the Christ the Redeemer statue. There's also growing buzz about the best food and drink the pacified favelas have to offer.

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