(fey-zhoo-ah-dah), a black bean and pork stew considered the country’s national dish.
Once a month, business partnersMarco Rabello and Cristian Maciel
book the commercial Farm to Table Kitchen next door to their Brazilian market/snack bar, their colorful addition to the ever-eclectic City Market. On designated Saturday afternoons from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., diners and plenty of Brazilians speaking Portuguese gather for an all-you-can-eat feijoada buffet for $12.95 per person, dessert included.
Rabello uses his mother’s recipe. The dish is served over rice and typically includes sides of sauteed collard greens and orange segments, although at a recent party Rabello swapped papaya chunks for the oranges and included a slice of French bread and batons of fried yuca root to add his own culinary flair.
The food is set out on a buffet table, and patrons find seats at the industrial wooden spool tables while musicians play Brazilian music on acoustic guitar. Dates for the feijoada parties are announced onFacebook.