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NOS Alive 2019’s secret weapon: Bifana and other delicious Portuguese food

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Written by Andrea Albrizio, our Ambassador for Italy and Slovenia
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Besides the music lineup, NOS Alive offers plenty of choices regarding drinks and mostly food. There are options for everyone to suit every taste: hamburgers, sandwiches, pizzas, wine, beer and many more.

Probably the most interesting offers are the typical meat-based Portuguese food: the delicious pregos and bifana. We have tried for you almost everything, let’s go.

Food

At NOS Alive everyone can find whatever they want: empanadas, kebab, sweet food and more. But we would like to focus on the excellent bifana sandwiches. Originally from the region of Porto, but popular from north to the south. Basically it is a pork steak seasoned with spices and garlic and then put inside a bread roll. At NOS Alive the prices varies from 4€ for the simple sandwich to 7€ for the sandwich with cheese and other options. We truly recommend to try it at least once.

Meatless options are also available indeed, and if you will also find some pizza or pasta if you need comfort food.

Drinks

First of all we must congratulate NOS Alive for the recycling policy they have adopted: 1€ deposit for the glass and then it is yours, so there is less waste and plastic consumption.

Besides, as usual at NOS Alive, the most consumed drink is the beer. The beer is the local Sagres, 2.5€ for the small glass and 4€ for the large. But if you are attending an unmissable concert and your glass is empty have a look among the crowd for the “Sagres guy”. He will fuel up your glass for 6€.

Other drinks you could try at the Wine Kiosk are the white sangria or the sweeter red version for 3.5€.

Lastly if you are looking for something stronger you could not miss Licor Beirão, a typical Portuguese liquor made from distillation of herbs and seeds. It costs 1€ per shot.

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NOS Alive 2019

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The twelfth edition of NOS Alive will take place at Passeio Maritimo De Algès in Lisbon from 11 to 13 July 2019. Since 2007, the festival has welcomed the biggest musical acts, like Pearl Jam, The White Stripes and Radiohead and has become Portugal’s premier music festival. NOS Alive has now gained a global reputation as one of the very best festivals in the world.

For more information, visit the official website.

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Father of a beautiful child, I’m a psychologist, currently working as an educator. I live in Trieste, a wonderful city in the North eastern part of Italy. I’m a festival addicted and I usually spend my summers going to one or traveling around. I love football and craft beer.