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Rio
Hipódromo: This Charming Man

The coolest, most beautiful young cariocas spend their nights at Hipódromo – as well as its equally famous neighbor, Braseiro da Gávea – drinking, eating and flirting. Continue »

Shanghai
A Shan: Time Capsule

In the early 1980s, Xue Shengnian was a farmer out in the village of Hongqiao. On the side, he painted houses and factories to try to make ends meet. Continue »

Mexico City
CB on the Road: The Best of Puebla Under One Roof

Among the regions of Mexico that are best known for their culinary wealth, Puebla is near the top. Continue »

Athens
Mama Roux: Athens Globetrotter

In Athens, apart from traditional or nouvelle Greek, you can find almost any kind of cuisine you crave, but usually not under one roof. Continue »

Barcelona
La Ruta del Bacallà: Follow the Fish

Salt cod has been a staple on the Iberian Peninsula for centuries, but in the last few decades overfishing and changes in eating habits have resulted in a significant drop in bacallà consumption. Continue »

Rio
Canastra: The Wine Bar from Ipanema

It’s hard to find a “backstreet” in Ipanema, Rio’s pricey, posh epicenter of tourism, where real estate is prime and snack bars charge twice the price of grubbier places elsewhere. Continue »

Istanbul
Fatih Sarmacısı: A Jelly Roll with an Ottoman Soul

Settling into our first cross-country journey in Turkey many years ago, we were pleasantly surprised by the comforts of Turkish bus travel. Continue »

Shanghai
Tangyuan: Light Up First Night

Lantern Festival (元宵, yuánxiāo, or “first night”) is the 15th day of the Chinese New Year, and marks the last day of Spring Festival.  Continue »

Mexico City
Birria El Güero: Landmark Soup

Colonia Santa María la Ribera, one of our favorite dining neighborhoods in Mexico City, is home to the historic kiosco morisco. Continue »

Istanbul
CB on the Road: Join Us in Gaziantep!

We are very happy to announce that in May we’ll be offering a springtime edition of “Culinary Secrets of Gaziantep,” our three-day eating and hands-on cooking adventure in Turkey’s gastronomic mecca. Continue »

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When it comes to exploring a city's authentic dining scene, while the stomach should ideally serve as the best compass, the truth is that it's hard to find your way without good local advice. That's where Culinary Backstreets' food walks come in.
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