Thursday, September 20, 2007
Style File: Brazil
Ah, Brazil. You don't have to travel to Rio or Sao Paulo to get a taste of their sizzling culture. In tonight's Style File Seven's Belkys Nerey shows us how to eat and drink the Brazilian way right here in South Florida.
WSVN -- Brazil. It's more than just great soccer players and hot supermodel Giselle Bundchen. The sizzling culture is steaming up Miami with new bars and restaurants.
"I love Brazil, yes!"
Boteco, which Brazilians know to mean bar, just opened up on the 79th Street Causeway in Miami.
Leia Dosanchos: "When I heard the name Boteco, this is very common in Brazil, just to have appetizer and caipirinhas."
The hot spot is alive with true Brazilian music, tapas and, of course, the caipirinhas are flowing.
Just like in Brazil, it's a place to gather all your friends and family to eat and chat for hours.
Enrique Arce: "It's incredible. It's very much like Brazil."
Ramone Abreu: "Families come here at 11 a.m. and leave at 1 a.m., like 12 hours. They sit, they eat, they go in the backyard that we have here."
Yep, a restaurant with a backyard. It's filled with tables and hammocks, perfect for parties and celebrations like this one.
Anna Novis: "It reminds us of as if you were in your backyard, your house backyard."
Another new Brazilian hot spot is Grimpa Streakhouse in Downtown Miami.
Jorge Reynardus: "These little chirizos are absolutely delicious."
It's a fine dining experience that's all about the meat.
Jose Rubio: "The average person can have almost a pound if they want."
They offer 16 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb and chicken plus a huge salad bar. You just flip over these cards, and the meat runners keep it coming.
Jose Rubio: "Green means you want food, red is when you want to stop. It's up to you to how much food you want to get."
Jorge Reynardus: "They flipped it on red rather quickly. I've been keeping it on green. I just turned it to red cause you were sitting here, so I will keep on eating."
But you have to think like the Brazilians. It's not just about eating.
Marcelo Herskovitz: "We come over to get together with friends and, you know, have a good time. It makes you feel a little closer to home."
Belkys Nerey: "Grimpa is open for lunch and dinner and the lunch price is about $30. Boteco is open for dinner at 5 p.m. and they usually have live music every night."
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
916 NE 79th St.
Miami, FL 33138
848 Brickell Ave. # 625
Miami, FL 33131