THINGS TO DO IN AND AROUND LISBON

Old Apr 1st, 2006, 05:08 AM
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With my coffee this morning I tried a new pastry (new to me at least) - it is called "Barriga de Ferreira" translates roughly to "Nun's stomach" (?) - a bit like an apple turnover but filled with a almond paste/jam type mixture. Very nice indeed, just right with a bica. Lobo - I was going to the Belenenses Benfica game tonight but now it looks not - have to catch it on the TV with a beer.

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Old Apr 1st, 2006, 01:54 PM
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Lobo - damn, missed the 2nd half... what was the final result?
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Old Apr 1st, 2006, 01:57 PM
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Benfica 2 Belenenses 1.
The same result with Barcelona next Wednesday would be perfect
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Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 02:15 AM
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Hi Matt, there's a new change of plans. Páteo da Memória is closed Sunday, dinner time. My new target is "Adega das Gravatas" in Carnide. I've been scouting and I can't but recommend the place. It's in the same block as Igreja da Luz, Largo da Luz. Largo da Luz is a good meeting point, with lots of space.
When speaking to Patrick FB, tell him that we can meet at the main door of Luz Church at 7:30 pm or alternatively I can pick them up anywhere they wish by 7pm.
Come prepared to have octopus salad, pig feet and many other delicacies.
Bring a neck tie, a old one, you don't wish to use anymore, you'll see why
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Old Apr 3rd, 2006, 01:29 PM
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Lobo, here's the plan: Elisabete and I will meet Patrick and his mate (forgotten his name already ) at Cais de Sodre Metro at 6.30ish. (I'll wear my Yankees cap - I need to look for a tall skinny goatteed man...) and we'll hop on the subway to Carnide to arrive at 7pm ish. meet you just outside the station or have you a better suggestion?

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Old Apr 4th, 2006, 01:59 AM
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Perfect!!! I'll park the car near Coreto de Carnide. I'm sure our guests will enjoy Carnide, one of the most typical areas of old Lisbon and almost car free area.
If I understood correctly, the reservation is for 6. I'll call Adega das Gravatas.
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Old Apr 4th, 2006, 02:08 AM
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Sounds like there will be some good opportunities for photos and fun. For 6 persoas then it is between 7.30 and 8.00.
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Old Apr 4th, 2006, 02:23 AM
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The starters are octopus salad and favas (broadbeans?). Favas are the only food I refuse to eat. So, I think I'll have the octopus salads for me, and leave the favas for you
When I was scouting, I put my smile #1 and asked "would you prepare a small portion of pig ears as a starter, pleeeeease", but they said they don't As a compensation they said they have pig's feet as a main dish.
Overall, I think we'll have a lot of fun.
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Old Apr 4th, 2006, 03:50 AM
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Let's hope Patrick and co. are adventurous eaters! Oh and Lizzy's <i>really</i> looking foward to Pigs feet...
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 02:38 AM
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Lobo, here's the only online information I could find about Sunday:

http://www.redunicre.pt/guia/index.p...8&amp;action=3

We'll have to take a photo of Patrick presenting his tie to the manager!
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 03:18 AM
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www.pai.pt has some more info. I'll take my own neck tie, and this means that Adega das Gravatas will have 1017 to display.
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 05:24 AM
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Well. I am gone for two weeks and look what happens.

It was a real challenge for me to sign on to the computer at the house in Florida as I only have dial up there.
I understand the frustration of those of you who are having a difficult time bringing this post up.

As a result of the slow internet, I hope to read all of the posts since I was on vaction to catch up.

Was there something about starting a new post?

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ttt--we're thinking of Lisbon for Easter (short notice, I know; thank God we live on this continent!)....this is a perfect find.
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McPrague, when are you coming? Are you in town to join us this Sunday in meeting #3 of Lisbon's Dining Club?
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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 07:46 AM
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Ah my dear Sher - how the devil are you and I hope that Florida was not too hot. Glad to have you back - you have been missed. Hope you like all the recent banter and Lobos and my photographs. Actually the wives are much prettier than us!

I think re the new post I'll cap this one at 500 and start with round 2. So tell us a little about florida then. How's Mickey Mouse?

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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 07:48 AM
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Mac, don't worry about TTT, between Lobo myself and all the other maniacs here this thread is updated at least 5 times a day. Yes, dinner. Hope I'm around when you are. To Blighty on the 12 returning on the 24 so everyone behave.

Now most importantly...

<b> COME ON BENFICA! </b>

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Old Apr 5th, 2006, 05:22 PM
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Dear Matt. I missed all of you.
Florida was wonderful. The weather was between 70 and 82 degrees F. I don't know what that is in Centigrade. Anyway, much better than Pennsylvania. It snowed today.
We didn't see Mickey on this trip.
I still am unpacking and havent't been able to look at the pretty pictures.
Will spend more time here tomorrow.
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Old Apr 6th, 2006, 02:36 AM
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Oh well, Benfica's defeat came as no real surprise. One has to ask &quot;when will Petit retire?&quot; and &quot;Who wants Beto?&quot;...

Obviously this is of interest to Benfica supporters - but hey, the club's in Lisbon...

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Old Apr 6th, 2006, 04:12 AM
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I'm in blackout...
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If I only have one day in Lisbon, what part of town specifically would one suggest to stay in (hotel).Can anyone suggest a rental car agency downtown so that I can [ick up the car the following day to drive to the Algarve.

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