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Best Feijoada 

Bossa Nova

Brazil's national dish is a delectable yet overwhelming extravaganza of Latin soul food (stewed beans, variety meats, collard greens) that's guaranteed to put you into a siesta-friendly food coma. So it's nothing short of a miracle that Bossa Nova's version is not only hearty and luscious, but you'll also still have room for a big ramekin of coconut flan for dessert. Forsaking the pig's feet, ears, and tail and the jerked beef and spareribs that give the traditional feijoada completa so much gustatory heft, the kitchen serves up long-simmered black beans that are rich with the flavor of garlic, onions, and peppers and just enough plump, juicy sausage and fat-streaked bacon to lend an essential smokiness to the proceedings. Served with earthy, pungent collard greens and lots of creamy, risottolike coconut rice, it makes a satisfying but not stupefying meal.

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