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Jorge Carvalho has relocated his restaurant Café Brasil from Rock Hill to the Central West End. The name has changed, but much of the fare remains the same, from the open-flame Brazilian barbecue known as churrasco to the bracing caipirinha cocktails. Barbecue is a safe bet, with hunks of steak, chicken, shrimp, lamb or sausage served tableside from a metal skewer. Seafood is well represented, with the cod stew peixada a lively example. Feijoada, the black-bean stew that is Brazil's national dish, is very good. Beware the teapot your server offers: It contains cachaça, a powerful sugarcane liquor.
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A reader asked yesterday via Twitter about the status of the Central West End restaurant Coco Louco Brasil (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1600). The recorded greeting on Coco Louco's voicemail stat... More »
Keegan is out of town for a few days. I will try to fill his boots.The highly anticipated meeting between Brazil and Portugal -- ranked #1 and #3 in the world, respectively, by FIFA (and let's not eve... More »
If you dine at Côco Louco Brasil, beware the teapot. Your server may bring this to your table at the end of your meal, along with dainty white demitasses and a knowing smirk. The arrangement looks exactly like the tea service at the average... More »
The food is good but the service is not the best (slow and just ok, not extremely pleasant). Phone manners definitely need some improvement. The most shocking thing is the price of the soft drinks (no refills). The food is interesting and I'm told it's pretty authentic. Some improvements are needed to make this an awesome place.
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