'Brazilian' on Serious Eats

'No Sharing! No Doggy Bags!' A Mountain of Brazilian Meat at Fernandes Steakhouse, Newark

Despite an almost comically expansive menu of meat and seafood dishes (including some interesting combinations like sauteed pork cubes with clams, potato cubes, pickles, wine, cilantro, and "Spanish sauce"), most people come to Fernandes for the Rodizio ($29.75, "!!! No Sharing/No Doggy Bags !!!"), in which men wielding large skewers of grilled meats wander from table to table, slicing off fresh portions of meat until the diner is physically unable to consume another calorie. More

Market Tours: Brazilian Specialties (and lots of Cheese Bread) at Rio Market in Astoria

Today, Astoria's "Little Brazil"—the stretch of 36th Avenue around the N/Q subway stop—is a different place. "Most Brazilians have gone home [to Brazil]," says Ricardo, owner of Rio Market. I'm just one of the last places left selling Brazilian goods." Take a tour of the aisles for mate gourds, cassava snacks, and lots of cheesy bread. More

Kids Welcome: Malagueta

Brazilian food lovers have plenty of decent options in New York. If you want a churrascaria, Plataforma and Riodizio will do the trick. For cool Brazilian atmosphere, Barzinho, Favela Grill and Bar Bossa are pleasing options. For cheap and delicious-by-the-pound bounty, Copacabana is the best bet. If you want to make it yourself, Rio Bonito supermarket will provide all the necessary groceries for a Brazilian feast. Yet my favorite all around Brazilian restaurant in the city is Malagueta, located on a quiet, easily accessible corner in Astoria, Queens. More

Apps Only: Esperanto

Editor's note: In "Apps Only," Ben Fishner will be eating his way through New York's appetizer, bar, and lounge menus as your guide to fine dining on a budget. He blogs at Ben Cooks Everything. Pao de queijo from... More

Serious Chocolate: Brazilian Brigadeiros

The brigadeiro is a chocolate truffle-like candy named after a Brazilian air force leader who ran for president several times during the 1940s. During his campaign, Brazilian women raised money for him by selling sweet chocolate balls made with condensed milk, and called them brigadeiros for short. More

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