We have an apartment in Rio (southern end of Copacabana) which we'll soon be visiting for three weeks. We haven't been in almost two years (the economy) so are really looking forward to this. Especially because we will truly be on holiday. The last two trips (total of four months) were spent overseeing the complete upgrading of the place and then furnishing it. We had also taken our dog with us for the really long trip. This trip we'll have no dog, which gives us freedom to even overnight other places (am considering Petropolis). We generally eat lunch out most days and cook or have leftovers for dinner. We usually go to the "joints," the cafes/bars that have 6-12 specials every day, accompanied with the ubiquitous rice, beans and French fries. Since we'll be people of leisure we want to go near and far doing museums (Niteroi is high on our list), chuches, etc. There's no neighborhood that's off-limits, i.e., Urca, Botafogo, Santa Teresa, etc. We almost NEVER eat where tourists eat although we did have feijoada at the Patio on Av. Atlantica. Any really good feijoada recs would be great. We take public transporation all the time. (BTW, is the Metro stop at General Osorio open yet?) Any recs would be greatly appreciated. I know the Rio crowd is small but vocal :) Thanks in advance.