19 November 2016
Pizzaria by Night
São Paulo overflows with pizzarias. The name of our adopted restaurant is Charles (Av. José Maria Whitaker, 1785 - Planalto Paulista), in honor of Chaplin. I am uncertain if any parallels can be drawn in the comparison of Charlie with this Italian dish. The great presence of Italians in Brazil may account for the abundance of pizzarias in the country's most populous city. Charles serves every pizza imaginable, include that of the sweet variety. The waiters circulate the dining room carrying round, silver trays. Goiabada and queijo-de-minas are the most Brazilian of toppings. Referred to as “Romeo and Juliet” when paired together, the combination is enchanting like the city at night.