When He Dined, the Stars Came Out
News from New York Times:
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ON May 18, 1962, readers of The New York Times woke up to learn that of all the Chinese restaurants in the city, “there is probably none with a finer kitchen” than Tien Tsin, in Harlem. The same article praised four other places to eat, including Gaston, on East 49th Street, which “may qualify as having one of the most inspired French kitchens in town,” and Marchi’s, on East 31st Street, “one of New York’s most unusual North Italian restaurants.”
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Dining Out: Brazeiros Churrascaria: Comida Típica Brasileira
News from Knoxville City View:
Renata and Vilmar Zenzen have a love affair—with Knoxville.
Although they lived in Dallas, the Zenzens first visited in Knoxville in 2010 while traveling across the United States looking for a new home and place to start a business of their own. “It was fate,” says Renata. “After we’d been visiting so many places for an entire year, we moved here in less than a month.” Six months later, on September 19, 2010, the Zenzens opened Brazeiros Churrascaria at the junction of Papermill Road and Kingston Pike.
“This is home for us and we love it here,” says Vilmar. “It reminds me a lot of where I grew up, in Paraná in Brazil—a lot of water and green and mountains.” Vilmar moved to the United States in 1998, and for more than a decade he worked as a store opener for a chain of Brazilian restaurants. After working in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, and Los Angeles, he knew he wanted to open his own restaurant in a small and friendly city. He and his wife agreed that Knoxville was exactly where they wanted to be.
The Zenzens put a great deal of effort into making their restaurant as authentic as possible. In addition to traditional Brazilian cuisine, they also now offer two Brazilian beers, a Brazilian cocktail known as a “caipirinha” (which includes cachaça, a sugar cane-based alcohol, with sugar and lime), and even the Brazilian soda Guaraná.
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