At this homey spot, a trip to the bathroom takes you through the kitchen, where Brazilian women prepare far-from-basic dishes like chicken bossa nova (small cubes of chicken sautéed in garlic and white wine) and pan-grilled shell steak au jus. These specialties hail from the African-influenced Bahia section of Brazil. The standout appetizer is a filling helping of pão de queijo, bread balls stuffed with melted cheese. Instead of a routine flan, wrap up your evening with a flavorful, thick shake of tropical fruits.
Rice ’n’ Beans
|Venue name:||Rice ’n’ Beans||Contact:|
744 Ninth Ave
|Cross street:||between 50th and 51st Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 11am–10pm; Fri, Sat 11am–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: C, E to 50th St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|