By Christine Wipfli, Contributing Reporter
SÃO PAULO - While many get discouraged at the sometimes elite and pricey São Paulo scene, there are still a variety of trendy places that are easy on the wallet and well worth checking out. Abundant in cultural diversity, São Paulo offers a plethora of attractions for the budgeted tourist to the light pocketed local; there is indeed no shortage of inexpensive weekend attractions.
Exceptional cuisine is something the local Paulistas take a great deal of pride in. There are over 12,000 restaurants and over 15,000 bars to choose . . .