Once the center of the richest empire in Europe, Lisbon now faces one of the worst financial crises in the EU. But even as it struggles with rising debt and unemployment, Tony finds out that Lisbon is ...Go to Episode
Tony meets with local chefs Henrique Sa Pessoa and Jose Avillez at O Ramiro. Specializing in seafood, O Ramiro has become one of the most popular spots for seafood in Lisbon.
Av. Almirante Reis n_1 - H, 1150-007 Lisbon, Portugal
Tony dines at Chef Henrique Sa Pessoa's restaurant Alma with local comedian/actor Zé Diogo Quintela. Chef Henrique describes his food as Portuguese cuisine reinvented.
Calçada Marquês de Abrantes, 92 Santos District, Lisbon, Portugal
Cantinho do Avillez
Tony dines with local producer/musician Tóze Brito at Chef Jose Avillez’s restaurant Cantinho do Avillez.
Rua dos Duques de Braganca 7, 1200-162 Lisbon, Portugal
Sol e Pesca
Tony meets up with the Lisbon-based band Dead Combo (Tó Trips and Pedro V. Gonçalves) for some drinks at Sol e Pesca, a tackle store turned bar.
Rua Nova do Carvalho 44 | Bairro Alto, Lisbon, Portugal
A Tasca do Chico
This tiny Fado house in the middle of the Bairro Alto district gets jam-packed with people who come to hear amateurs try their best at singing Fado. Tony meets up with author Antonio Lobo Antunes for a light dinner and to hear Fado singer Carminho.
Rua do Diario de Noticias, 39, Lisbon, Portugal
Tony plays a popular game of Chinquilho, similar to horseshoe, where metal plates are used (instead of horseshoes). The plates can weigh up to 7-lbs! Players receive 3 points for knocking over the pin, and the first one to 25 points, wins.
Mercado de Alvalade Norte
A large market that has everything: seafood, fruits and vegetables, cheeses, sausage and more. A traditional market where the suppliers do the selling. Open in the early morning hours until 3 p.m.