So Diego over at Inside São Paulo just put up some great information:
If you live in the city of Sao Paulo and want to be a secret food critic for "The Palate Awards," put on by a Sao Paulo newspaper called Estadão, they'll pay for your meals at fancy restaurants in exchange for reviews!
To apply, you have to write a short sample review about a good dish you've eaten recently at a restaurant. You can even write it in English, so foreigners are welcome to participate!
At the end of the competition, the winners (and the judges) are revealed at a ceremony.
Check out the details in English at Inside São Paulo and the newspaper's official webpage on the event here.
This sounds so great. I wish I lived in Sao Paulo! I can write well AND I love food. Free food? An excuse to write fluffy and dramatic food critiques? Sounds like a dream.