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Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

By January 27th, 202138 Comments
Hola chicas!

By now, y’all know I love food, especially trying new and exotic ish while on vacay. Last night, at Nina’s recommendation, we had the best restaurant experience to date.  The name- Brasileirinho. The ambiance was dope, the servers were attentive and the host basically gave us a history lesson.
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

After quickly flipping through the menu, the host sold us on Feijoada, considered their national dish.  It was brought to South America by the Portuguese. It takes forever to prepare but was worth the wait! 

The name comes from feijão, Portuguese for “beans”. They started us off with black bean soup and  brought out a pot of hot pepper sauce to kick it up a notch.      

The best part– you see that shot glass? They serve the meal with endless rounds of cachaca (a liquor made from fermented sugar cane juice). It was intoxicating yet refreshing? My kinda people!
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
 The spread that followed shortly thereafter… 
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
 Chopped fried couve… basically greens but lightly sauteed in garlic. Best damn greens I’ve ever had in my life and it wasn’t even boiled in bacon fat!
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
Ha! Almost didn’t get a picture of these little piggy bites of savory delicousness! We went in rather quickly. I’m a sucker for pork skins and these mugs were FRESH! I was loudy crunching away all night.
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
 Fried Cassava… this ish?… delicious! 
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
And the main attraction…
Sausage, bacon, pork tongue, pork ears and jerked beef swimming in a jacuzzi of smoky broth and black beans #WhenInRome
They served it with (the best damn) black beans and rice (I’ve ever had in my life)!
The stew itself was kinda like gumbo on steroids…
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
That powdery cornmeal looking stuff is called cassava flour and has been served with almost every meal I’ve had here. Bomb.
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
No idea what the name of this dessert is, but yeah, that’s coconut, banana, caramel and pumpkin…really, really, ridiculously delicious but sadly I only have one stomach and had run out of room shortly after killing much of the pork crackling and fried cassava.
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

The cool thing is that we’ll be attending an event later today where Feijoada will be the main course.  The difference? It’ll be prepared by Black folks and you know how we do!  Excited isn’t even the word.  I haven’t had breakfast in order to make room for the deliciousness that’s about to take place.

Later that night—

headed back to the street that never sleeps… Lapa and shut it down
with some of the most beautiful women on Earth.  It’s not a myth y’all,
asses are rotund. It’s truly amazing. That is all.

no night of partying is complete without… STREET MEAT!  After window
shopping we decided on the vendor with the longest line.  A very
beautiful Bahian woman who was also a visitor to Rio, told us to try the
chicken hearts… yep, chicken hearts on a stick.  And we did and they
were everything, so good in fact, we bought a second skewer!

Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

only have pics of the second one cause we inhaled the first! 
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

Beat the beat up!
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

What I wore–

Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!

Shirt- gifted from ASOS, get it HERE
Tights- gifted from Romwe
Shorts- Forever 21
Boots- Steve Madden
Hair- Old frizzy Twist-n-Curl
Lips- MAC Russian Red (matte)
Meanwhile, back in St. Louis–
Feijoada and Street Meat- Brazilian Eats!
My sister syl and her boo Perry took Gia to the zoo and apparently taught her to ride a tricycle! *ugly cry* 


  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this Nik! I feel like I'm there too!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for this Nik! I feel like I'm there too!

  • Carla says:

    Your Brazilian post make me feel like I'm on a beautiful vaca… Lol I love it.

  • marianela says:

    The food looks so amazing I wonder how it is over there in Brazil during carnival?

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  • Jo Somebody says:

    Why did I have to see those boots?!?! I will be haunted by my desire of them now (cannot find them in my size, in brown ANYWHERE!). *joins you in ugly crying*

    In other news, my hair is exactly like Gia's today. She's fly, so I know I look fly.

  • Anonymous says:

    Ok now…not fair…I get arthritis just thinking about pork…but I pretended not to and enjoyed this dish. Sounds yummy. Just keep tasting stuff for me. I'll take your word on how good it is. You are young and have not reached the arthritis stage: enjoy it. You're only young and limber once in life. smile.

  • watkinsabob says:

    I'm so dying to go to Rio now!! 😀

  • TTsGurlBB says:

    Nikki you are a truly adventurous eater. LOL You're gonna have Brazil flooded with American tourist. It sounds like an amazing place to visit. Does Nina provide tours??? haha

  • Anonymous says:

    Love you Nikki, Thanks for being an Inspirational leader!

  • Unknown says:

    adorable at least everyone is having fun

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks so much for sharing! Loving the pics and the information about Brazil, including their food, people and their natural hair. 🙂 ~KF519

  • Naturallynappy says:

    Nikki, If I even contemplated eating any of that while out of town, I would be curled up on the fetal position or over the toilet! LOL I am glad you all are having so much fun. Continue to enjoy yourself and be safe!!

  • Anonymous says:

    Nikki, you look gorgeous! That couve looks so delicious, the color reminds me of kale, which I love.

    Umm, I'm a little picky so I couldn't get down with pig ears and tongue, or chicken hearts, nope, not me! lol Kudos to you for being brave. 🙂

    Have a safe trip back and God Bless!


  • Anonymous says:

    Hello I'm Victoria!
    Miss Nikki I have an important question! On Saturday I went on an intensive search and I can not find those Madden Girl Boots anywhere! What style do you have and where in the world did you buy them? lol I NEED those boots lol Thanks in advance =)

  • Haarverlängerung München says:

    excellent hair related blog! I'm going to share with my friends right now!

  • Anonymous says:

    ok, let me know when you do a trinidadian meet up, I am so going!!!!

  • Lia says:

    How curious it was to me…
    I just met the community, and it's kinda funny to me. I'm Brazilian, and I'm having my vacations in the US with my sister. I came here looking for hair products reviews and found a bunch of pictures from Brazil and I became homesick haha

  • Anonymous says:

    P.S. that dessert I need in my life…will be looking for a brazilian restaurant in nyc stat!

  • Anonymous says:

    @curlynikki i died when you showed all the liveness and nightlife partying of being in rio followed by the bright, clean, posed, suburban looking picture of your family…the juxatposed contradiction was pure hilarity (even though it prob wasn't intended) 🙂

  • Crishair says:

    I so knew you'd love our food! 🙂

  • Anonymous says:

    The fresh sauteed greens look amazing!!! The black beans sound awesome too!!

  • Anonymous says:

    It's ok to "ugly cry" – you miss your Boo. This is an opportunity for Syl and Boog to bond. Priceless!

    I'll be in the 'Lou Memorial Day weekend! Yay!


  • Erica says:

    I gained 5 pounds just reading about the food. That food will give Olive Oyl a booty!

  • Maria says:

    Wow that's like 20,000 yummy calories in one sitting. I love Brazilian food too. Have fun and stay safe!

  • Anonymous says:

    So inspirational! Brazil is definitely on my bucket list- was already planning on going with the fam to Brazil for World Cup 2014; this is making me very excited!

  • Anonymous says:

    Love the pix. That meal looks YUMMO! (Channeling Rachael Ray. LOL) Cute outfit, too,

  • Quite says:

    take some shots girl, the tears will dry up like magic..thoroughly enjoying the hilarious commentary:-)

  • mothereartha says:

    loving all the brazil/"back in st. louis" posts! keep em coming!

  • jackie'snaturalnow says:

    Back in STL…funny!! That's where I am. Loving the daily updates. Go Gia, ride that tricycle!!

  • lindaharrisoc says:

    Love your shares! Thank you! Bittersweet for you about Gia's new adventure. 🙁 However, no need to fret, as there will be a zillion more to come! 🙂

  • Rhonda C says:

    Gia fix…priceless!

  • Anonymous says:

    Thanks for bringing me on a min Brazilian vacation! Where we going next?!

  • Davina916 says:

    Loving your storytelling!

  • toshpa says:

    muito legal, nikki! i'm enjoying these posts so much! this one reminds me of my dad and how he relates foods new to him to familiar favorites (usually hot water cornbread). salvadoran pupusas? "ain't nothin' but hot water cornbread." same with korean pancakes. 😀

  • Marina says:

    Aaaahhh I miss Feijoada! One of the first requests ive put in with mum when I go home for summer!!

    Have you had a full churrasco yet? Brazilian bbq?

  • Butterfly73 says:

    There is a section of Newark, NJ called "The Neck"…ton of Brazlian restuarants…. dont eat all day so Ican fit the food. LOL. Love it

  • Bobby says:

    I love the caption, "mean while in st Louis"…lol
    Her sister looks just like u 🙂

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