Sunday, November 8, 2009


We just came back from brunch at Berimbau.

I've been wanting to try out this place since they opened up over the summer. It took over the space formerly occupied by Deborah which is a restaurant that I really liked. Brian and Jen took me to Deborah for my birthday the first or second year I was in New York, and I've had some good meals there. It turns out that the chef/owner had a stroke, and had to sell quickly, and now we have the Brazilian restaurant Berimbau.

It's a really friendly place, good music, good vibe, good value. They started us with bite-sized pieces of cheese bread which were really good. Mabel got a delicious chicken sandwich, and I got Brazilian-style Eggs Benedict. (They had Cod Hash on the menu as well.) We talked a bit with one of the partners, Sergio, who told us about how they got started with the restaurant and how they're making it work with the recession. We're planning on making it back for dinner soon.

On the way back we kept seeing these flyers on the street.

In front of the corner church we ran into a petition booth to keep Carmine St a two-way street. "Do you live in the neighborhood?" "Yeah, I live in the neighborhood." I signed it because we don't need to increase the parking in the neighborhood and it was going to mess up the bus drop off for the church school on the corner. The city gave them an ultimatum. Hopefully they'll be able to figure something out.

43 Carmine Street (btn Bedford & Bleecker)
New York, NY 10014
(212) 242-2606

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