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São Paulo’s Massive New Food Truck Park Jardim Das Perdizes Opens This Weekend (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Jardim Das Perdizes]

[Jardim Das Perdizes]

Food truck mania may not have eclipsed football mania in Brazil quite yet, but it’s getting awfully close.  Taking advantage of the success that their first food truck park, Butantan, has had since opening back in May, partners Maurício Schuartz and Daniela Narciso have gone and done it again.  This weekend, Jardim Das Perdizes will make its grand debut, with more than 50 trucks spread out over 4,000 square meters.  Get hungry.

To inaugurate the new food truck park, Schuartz and Narciso have planned a party.  Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12, 48 different food trucks offering everything from Indian food, churros, Colombian street fare, and much much more.  For the inaugural weekend, all plates will be R$ 20 or less.  Entry to the event, and the park, is free, and free public parking will also be available.  Jardim Das Perdizes will be open Saturdays and Sundays, from 11:00 to 19:00, and is located at Av. Nicolas Boer 300.  Provecho! 

A Heated Debate Is Brewing In São Paulo About Eating With Your Hands (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Raquel Cunha / Folhapress]

[Raquel Cunha / Folhapress]

Being caught in the cross hairs of an argument between a Mexican and a Brazilian over whether or not tacos should be eaten with your hands doesn’t sound like fun. However, it appears that the debate is brewing within restaurants throughout São Paulo, and very firm lines are being drawn.  According to Folha, Hugo Delgado, the Mexican owner of taquería La Sabrosa, last week had a heated argument with a customer in front of his store when she refused to eat with her hands.  And Delgado isn’t the only one.

Restaurateurs around the city serving everything from empanadas to sushi are starting to clash with their customers over not simply having a fork and knife, but whether they’re even available.  Both have very clear opinions, to a point where customers are leaving if they can’t have their utensils..  Chefs are arguing that eating with your hands is more of an experience. Picky customers don’t seem to care.  And this just as São Paulo is undergoing a huge street food boom.

Have an opinion?  Let’s hear it in the comments below. 

São Paulo’s Beato Has Reopened With Alberto Landgraf As A Partner (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Alberto Landgraf / Facebook]

[Alberto Landgraf / Facebook]

Last night in São Paulo, Beato reopened with a second chance, now that chef Alberto Landgraf is at the helm.  Landgraf, known for Epice, which is currently ranked at number 36 on the Latin America’s 50 Best list, joins partners Bruno and Leonardo Ventre in the update of the restaurant, which will focus on simpler, well-executed bistro-style fare.  “The focus isn’t on cheap food, but on good food, accessible on the intellectual level of Epice,” said Landgraf. 

On the menu, diners will find a variety of snacks, appetizers, entrees, and shared plates.  Six members of the Epice team will run the kitchen at Beato, including bartender Kennedy Nascimento.  Meanwhile, Epice is currently undergoing its own remodel, and is set to reopen October 17.  Beato is located Rua do Pinheiros 174.  [Folha]

Delirium Café Is Now Open In São Paulo (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Delirium Cafee]

[Delirium Cafee]

São Paulo beer lovers just had a dream come true yesterday when Delirium Café, as in Delirium Tremens, the Belgian brewery, opened the doors on their new brewpub that has 24 beers on tap and will be offering 400 different beers in bottles.  The bar is currently in its soft opening phase, though is operational, and should be fully up and running, with all beers in stock, by the end of October, reports Folha.  As for the food menu, we can expect Belgian cuisine, include mussels, and even waffles.  The new bar is located in São Paulo, at Rua Ferreira de Araújo, 589, Pinheiros. 

Watch Alex Atala Prepare Toasted Mini Rice At D.O.M. (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Diner's Club]

[Diner’s Club]

Having the chance to eat at a restaurant like São Paulo’s D.O.M. is rare.  Having the chance to watch a pioneering chef like Alex Atala plate one of his singular dishes is even rarer.  In this new clip from Diner’s Club, get a taste of why Alex Atala has been consistently voted as one of the world’s leading chefs as he prepares a dish of toasted mini-rice and mushrooms with the precision of a surgeon.  Even if you don’t have the opportunity to make the pilgrimage to Brazil for one of the world’s top meals, you can relish in the beauty of the dish, and the craft of the hands that have created it.  Provecho.

São Paulo’s Riviera Bar Is Having A One-Year Birthday Party (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Riviera]

[Riviera]

As a former institution for pop culture in the 60’s and 70’s, it was a big deal when Alex Atala and his business partner Facundo Guerra reopened Riviera last year.  Now a year in, they’re having a birthday party to celebrate one of the city’s classic nightlife hot spots.  The party kicked off this past weekend with live music featuring the Riviera Jazz Band and Mojo Workers.  The celebration continues this week with Alex Mesquita, from Rio’s Paris Bar, and Jean Ponce, from D.O.M. mixing drinks on Tuesday and Wednesday night.  Saturday, September 26, the Ari Borger Quartet will close out the week of celebrations with more live music.  Entry to the show is R$ 35.  Happy Birthday! 

São Paulo (South America) Is Going To Get Its First Doritos-Themed Food Truck (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

Divulgação

Divulgação

Apparently the United States isn’t the only country where the fast food is going full-Doritos.  Veja SP reports that as of this Saturday, September 20, a new Doritos-themed food truck will be installed in São Paulo’s first and only food truck park, Butantan.  The truck will be serving a taco burger, a burger topped with guacamole and Doritos, a Doritos-stuffed empanada, and more treats that utilize the cheesy corn crisps.  Aside from the long lines that we’re expecting to see as people wait to get their hands on the new creations, we’ll also be eager to see people’s reactions to a corporate-sponosred food truck setting down roots in what, for all intents and purposes, is a new space for quirky, independent dining.

Who are we kidding?  It’s Doritos.  They’re going to kill it. 

São Paulo’s First Food Truck Festival Is This Weekend (PO)

By Patrick Hieger

[Feira Gastronomica]

[Feira Gastronomica]

As of late, the biggest food news coming out of Brazil other than Jamie Oliver putting his foot deep into his mouth is the exploding new trend of food trucks.  Just a couple of months ago the first-ever food truck park opened in São Paulo, and last week we told you about the brand new food truck guide that’s covering the whole country.  Now, to sweeten the deal, the first-ever food truck festival will take place this Sunday, August 17, and more than 30 vendors will be on hand.

This weekend’s festival will take place at Rua August 2656 in the Jardins district.  The festival will run from 11:00 to 18:00 and entry is free.  Around thirty different vendors will be on hand selling everything from shakes to cupcakes, Japanese favorites and a whole lot more.  If you haven’t yet experienced the trend that is taking Brazil by storm, now is your chance!