By Karen Shishiptorova, Contributing Reporter
RIO DE JANEIRO - Brushing the greenery and wildlife of the Mata Atlântica Forest, Gávea is within a five minute drive to São Conrado, Lagoa, Jardim Botânico and Leblon. In the Twenties, the area was for the most part blue collar and residential, with a few manufacturing plants. Many Cariocas perceive it as a bit of a nocturnal playground, due to its well-known bars and clubs.
Baixo Gávea -- meaning lower Gávea, topography wise -- is a two block restaurant, bar and beer vendor area attracting mostly the young and hip . . .