RIP Favor cafe, "Brasa Viva Brazil" coming soon
|Out: soul food. In: South American fare.|
But according to a sign in the window, a new operator is planning to take over. And when I read the words, "BRASA VIVA BRAZIL COMING SOON" I practically started salivating.
It seemed a little too good to be true and, unfortunately, it was. Suspecting that the scrawl wasn't quite Brasa chef-owner Alex Roberts's style, I put in a call just to check and learned that, no, he wasn't involved. Since brasa is the Spanish word for an ember or hot coal, it's likely, Roberts said, that the word was intended to convey a cooking style used in South America for dishes such as pollo a la brasa. (In fact, the true name may simply be Viva Brazil.)
So no Brasa yet, but we're still bullish on Brazilian food and will let you know when we learn more about the new eatery's plans.