Brazilian fare covers a wide range of styles and flavors, and fortunately many Miami restaurants have taken note. From Brazil's northeast, there are seafood dishes spiked with coconut milk and cashews. In the cities and near the pampas, the rodizio (endless rounds of barbecued, skewered meat and poultry that is sliced tableside), is most popular. And everywhere, especially on lazy Sundays when families gather to celebrate the business of living, the national dish of feijoada, black beans stewed with meat and served with white rice, collard greens and farofa (toasted and ground cassava) is served.
For rodizio in Miami, there's a plethora of options, as these steakhouses dot the city, from Texas de Brazil in the Dolphin Mall to Fogo de Chao on South Beach. For Brazilian-style stroganoff and burgers that are served in a less leisurely fashion, try Giraffas, fast-casual dining where the staff takes your order at the counter, then delivers it to the table. Not particularly hungry? Hit up the botecos like, well, Boteco, a neighborhood-style, football (soccer) bar for some snacks and cachaca, the grassy, rum-like alcohol pressed from sugarcane. However you choose to celebrate Brazilian cuisine and culture, you're bound to have a Rio good time.