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Best Brazilian Restaurant

Best Brazilian Restaurant Wannabe Cariocas yearning for the motherland will find Canto do Brasil a languid, sultry pleasure. The welcome is as warm as an evening in Rio: Bossa nova shimmers from the stereo like waves lapping Ipanema; the house…
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Music, Meet Virginia

Meet Virginia

These days, it's no different for 34-year-old Virginia Rodrigues than for any other international celebrity. The fame, the concerts, the glowing press, the people in her hometown who once ignored her and now court her favor. "Everybody in Bahia has…
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Dining, Eat

Bye Bye Brazil

Terra Brazilis 602 Hayes (entrance on Laguna), 241-1900. Open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Sunday 5 to 10:30 p.m., Thursday through Saturday to 11:30 p.m. Reservations advised. Wheelchair accessible. Parking: Street parking is easy to the west, or use paid lot one…
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Dining, Eat

Carnaval Cruise

All that hot weather and samba in the streets at San Francisco Carnaval last month put me in the mood for a cruise to Bahia. Instead, I settled for a cruise through the local Brazilian eateries. There are a few…
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Dining, Eat

Close Encounters

The Memoirist and I sat recently at the edge of Incontro's dining room, talking of this and that while around us the new trattoria buzzed and hummed with the cheerful white noise of other patrons. "I think it's designed to…
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