Carmo (#236, 11/15/12)
Carmo is a “tropical cafe” and it’s good. Definitely different food here, and supposedly healthy, which I usually shy away from. They have a lot of weird fruits and different Brazilian type items. This is good preparation for me living in Rio. I went for the Rico, which is a fork sandwich; that doesn’t mean it’s made out of forks though, instead, it’s a bizarre sandwich that you eat with a fork. It had shredded pork, which is solid, then cheese and some sort of sauce. But the whacky twist is that it is served on a grilled plantain patty. As I said, very bizarre (though not as bizarre as the miniature donkey/horse creature I saw last night). Anyway, it was a solid meal and pretty close to work, so definitely a potential addition to my lunch rotation. They also have vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options – so sustenance for all!