Food and drink, Lisbon
Portugal is very famous for it's whines.
Alentejo, Douro, Dão, all very good zones of whine.
In Bairo Alto you will find many "hole in the wall" bars where you can taste very good whines!
Some of this places also have live music, usually Fado, which makes the perfect combination for whine tasting.
Anyway, most of these bars are only open at night! So visit Bairro Alto at it's best, like from 9pm.
Bacalhau (salted, dried cod) is one of the most popular dishes in Portugal. There are hundreds of variations on how to serve and there's a good chance you'll have a choice of at least one type of Bacalhau dish in any Lisbon restaurant. When you see it in the supermarket or the markets it doesn't look like the most appealing meal but the dish we tried, Bacalhau con Nates, was delicious.
Be sure to try the pasteis de Belem (or pasteis de nata) while you're in Lisbon. They are custard tarts and every bakery and cafe sells them. You can sprinkle some powdered sugar on them, and eat them with coffee/tea. They are absolutely delicious and make a great breakfast, snack, or dessert.
Panaché is beer mixed with 7-up. At first I thought this drink was bit off or weird, but when I tried it, I liked it.
Bacalhau is one of the most important food in the Portugese cuisine. They can prepare it in many ways. Probably Bacalhau A Gomes de Sá or Bacalhau à Braz is the most delicious.
Until now I was thinking that it's only us - Lithuanians crave for pig's ears. Apparently we are outdone by the Portuguese, just because I would never imagine them in combination with cola!
What better indication do you need than a bag with empty snail shells in front of a local restaurant?