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Monthly Archives: August 2007

Brazilian Day Festivals in the NYC Area


This Labor Day weekend, there will be no less than three Brazilian Day festivals in the New York City area (commemorating Brazilian independence). They are these: From the 31st-3rd in Newark (free shuttle buses from Newark Penn). On the 2nd in Manhattan (Little Brazil, around 46th St. and 6th Ave.), details here. On the 3rd […]

Brasilianville Café and Grill, Astoria


Today I had lunch at Brasilianville Café and Grill in Astoria, Queens. It’s a kilo restaurant, of the type that’s very common in Brazil, although it bows to America’s Imperial sensibilities and vends food by the pound. Food from the salad and steamer bars is $3.99/lb; churrasco (Brazilian barbecue) is $6.99/lb. I had a very […]