Brazil has exported some amazing things over the last several decades. The army-less nation will soon be shipping tankers of oil around the globe by the time it hosts the 2016 Olympic Games. But for most of us, the best stuff has been a bit less official, like glitter-covered shaking butts, Giselle, the slow-mo fight scene in Only the Strong, and that psychotic child drug dealer from City of God.
Açaí bowls, essentially smoothies made from fruit of the South American açaí palm with attractive layers of fruit, are here to stay. This is the lunch of choice for folks looking for an excuse to eat something ice-cream-ish for breakfast or lunch. The best place to enjoy this healthy yet delectable delight is Fresh Cafe in Honolulu, Hawaii. Run by the always chippy Tiffany Tanaka, Fresh Cafe is a champion for local business and an gathering place for creatives in music, art, and cuisine. The cafe is integrally connected to Loft in Space, which is located in the back warehouse and has exhibited the likes of KRINK, Patrick Martinez, and is also home to the upcoming POW WOW Hawai’i.