The World Cup won’t kick off in Brazil until next summer, but you don’t have to wait until then to see what the largest country in South America has to offer. The Taste of Brazil Market (25 E. Third St.) opens today in the City Market. Owners Marco Rabello and Christian Maciel are natives of Brazil, and the store, like many in the City Market, will be a combination grocery and eatery.

The deli will feature sandwiches like the Carne Louca (shredded pot roast, onions and peppers) or the Picanha (a Brazilian cut of top sirloin with cheese). And, of course, you’ll be able to wash it down with a Guarana soda, the ubiquitous fruit-flavored carbonated beverage that many Americans may only (sadly) know as one of the stimulating ingredients in energy drinks or green coconut water. Leave room for Brazilian churros and “pao de queijo,” cheese bread.

Taste of Brazil will be open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Posted By Jonathan Bender on Mon, Aug 19, 2013 at 8:27 AM