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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Pete's Dish - May 14

What's going on in and about town! 


The 12th Brazilian Film Festival of New York includes the Taste of Brazil, honoring the diversity of Brazilian ingredients and cuisine with Brazilian dishes and cocktails that will be offered on their menus throughout the week of the festival. Participating restaurants include: Plataforma, SUSHISAMBA (their Kiwi Caipirinha is shown above), Cantine Parisienne, Emporium Brazil, Los Americanos, Organika, Jacques 1534, The Diner, Botequim, Tablao, Gradisca, and Rice & Beans.


For more info, go to or to get tickets, click here for the direct link or go to

Eolo in Manhattan's Chelsea 'hood is hosting a Sicilian "Feast for the Senses" this Sunday, May 18th, between 3-6pm. Melissa Muller Daka, who helms the restaurant, will be celebrating a much anticipated spring with Sicilian-inspired dishes that include antipasti, pastas, entrees, desserts and a three hour open bar with Sicilian wines, all served table-side. Live Sicilian folk music by Allison Scola and her group Villa Palagonia will set the tune for the afternoon. Go to for more info; for reservations, call 646-225-6606.

In en plein air news: New York magazine's online Grub Street feature created a list of where to eat out of doors (such as Amanda Freitag's Empire Diner) that I found to be most newsworthy. The link is here. Take a deep, fresh breath and do enjoy!

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