BY BRYN MOLLOY
This week Made in the District is featuring The Grill From Ipanema as the local restaurant pick of the week.
Name: The Grill from Ipanema
Location: 1858 Columbia Rd NW, Washington, DC 20009
Metro: Green/ Yellow Line, Columbia Heights
Popular Dish: Feijoada- The Brazilian national dish. A rich stew of black beans, dry beef, pork, sausage and smoked meat, served with collard greens, rice, farofa and sweet orange wedges.
Family owned and operated, The Grill From Ipanema is the only authentic Brazilian Restaurant in DC. Named after the famous song and Grammy Award winner, "The Girl From Ipanema" by Anthonio Carlos Jobin and Vinicius de Moraes, The Grill From Ipanema serves authentic Brazilian dishes infused with roots of Indigenous people, Immigrants from Africa, Europe, Asia and many other parts of the world.
The contemporary tropical-themed eatery serves brunch on weekends and has live musical performances capturing the essence of Brazilian culture.The Chef, Alcy De Souza, came to the US in 1987 to pursue his dream of bringing Brazilian cuisine to the DC area. Staying close to his roots, the menu includes dishes such as Feijoada, Moqueca a Baiana, Picanha, and Bobo De Camareo (to name a few).
To learn more, check out their website!