Brazilian Bowl | Lakeview | South American | Restaurant
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Grilled meats and Brazilian dishes, plus empanadas, smoothies, and gelato.

Our Review

"Everything at the restaurant is exactly what I had growing up at home," says Sao Paolo native Tony Ferreira, who uses his mother's recipes for the Brazilian specialties he offers at this Lakeview quick-service restaurant. Pas de quieijo, pliant balls of mozzarrella-stuffed cheese bread, are fried to order, as are freshly made croquettes like the chicken-stuffed coxinha or kibe, bulgur-crusted beef cigars. Feijoada is a warming black bean stew here made with bacon, pork, and sausage; sprinkled with farofa (toasted ground manioc); and served with rice, collard greens, salad, and a few slices of orange. Brazil's melting-pot makeup shows in dishes like beef Stroganoff, lasagna, and shrimp bobo, the last made with the African-derived ingredients dende oil and mashed yuca. Side dishes include bolinho de arroz (arancini-like rice balls) and fried yuca, and Ferreira's bowls feature rib-sticking meats like a beef roll, pork loin, steak, and turkey. Or there's a Brazilian-style burger, topped with ham, egg, bacon, and grilled tomato and onions, and a "Paulista dog," served cut in half with (once again) bacon and grilled tomato and onions, plus mozzarella, ketchup, mustard, and mayo. Follow with gelato and abandon all thought of bikinis.

Kate Schmidt

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