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Great food at Brasilianville Cafe and Grill

Lambretta76 | Mar 5, 200611:13 AM     9

Acting on Steve's tip, I made my way to the Brasilianville Cafe and Grill (43-12 34th Avenue in Astoria) yesterday.

Salad bar with some typical salads and caasserole type dishes, though - besides a little kale salad and potato salad, I skipped in favor of the feijoada. There's a window where you can order BBQd meats - I opted for small servings of choricuo, skirt steak, and pork. Along with a can of guarana, it came to around 8 bucks.

First off - the feijoada was the best I've had in the city. The meat was perfect, the flavor deep and the texture of the falling-off-the-bone variety. With some farofa, it was perfect. I should have gone back for seconds.

From the grill, the skirt steak was a little salty but really good. The choricuo wasn't the best choricuo I've had, but what it lacked in flavor it made up in expert grilling. The chunks of pork were spicy, juicy, and really tasty.

All in all this place is an absolute gem. No idea if the feijoada is a Saturday only affair as it is at most Brazilian places around town. I'll definitely be back. They have a couple of kinds of beer (Brahma included) and were quite crowded when I got there at around 2:30 on a Saturday afternoon. (There was only one table remaining when I sat down.)

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