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Ipanema Offers Brazilian Barbecue

Greeted by the smoky aroma of grilled meat as I approached Grille from Ipanema, I knew something good was in store. Inside, blond wood, colorful banners and Brazilian music create a festive atmosphere in this Coeur d’Alene steakhouse. “This is the traditional style of barbecuing in Brazil, called churrasco,” says Fabricio Soares, who owns Grille from Ipanema along with friend Adriano de Souza. A variety of meats are cooked over a mesquite charcoal grill and served by waiters who slice a portion onto the diner’s plate. “It’s a big part of our culture,” says Soares, who is originally from Sao Paolo, Brazil, and wanted to introduce this unique dining experience to North Idaho/Kirsten Harrington, SR. More here. (SR photo: Sam Ball is a meat server at The Grille from Ipanema restaurant)

DFO: Ipanema is pricey. But it offers a unique dining experience in North Idaho. Columnist Doug Clark, our wives, and I dined there after watching the Ganesha demonstration a few weeks back. Top rate.

Question: Any thoughts on Ipanema?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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