World Cup 2014: Miami's Brazilian-Themed Dishes, Drinks and Deals
The 2014 World Cup began on Thursday in Sao Paulo, and fútbol fans officially are in game-watching mode. To celebrate Brazil's second time hosting the World Cup, restaurants are creating special Brazilian-themed menus and items. Get in on the deals and specials with this guide, from a classic picanha steak to a two-for-one caipirinha deal.
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The Dutch at W South Beach
In tribute to the bold flavors of Brazil, executive chef Conor Hanlon is preparing an internationally-inspired mini mixed churrasco -- choice cuts of chicken, pork and beef marinated in a traditional mix of garlic, olive oil, lime, and oregano and grilled over an open flame, served with chimichurri sauce. Sides include steamed rice and black bean sofritto cooked in a fragrant stock with carrots, onions, celery, and garlic. Chef Hanlon's World Cup specialty dish will be available à la carte ($32) at the Dutch, Living Room and WET poolside.
Area Code 55
Enjoy happy hour every Monday through Friday during the World Cup at the Brazilian steakhouse Area Code 55. The restaurant will feature a $19.99 lunch special until 6 p.m. for all World Cup games. Don't miss out on the drink special: Buy one caipirinha, get one free.
Cheer on your favorite team at Little Brazil, where they will show all games on two 60-inch TV screens. Enjoy four beers and an appetizer for $30, or get an appetizer for two. For $28, you can get the parrillada with rice and beans (a Brazilian staple), or the picanha. Try pairing the sausage and yuca with beer. The average price for items is around $16.