A taste of Brazil in Manhattan
NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - You can get a taste of Rio right in Midtown Manhattan. You'll find some of the best Brazilian restaurants in the city on 46th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues. The street is known as Little Brazil.
You can watch the Olympics while sampling some of the culture from this year's home country.
Victor Pedro is the owner of Ipanema, named after one of Rio's most famous beaches. Victor showed us some of his favorite Brazilian classics on the menu: camaron al coco, picanha (which is a really popular steak in Brazil), and of course you have to wash it all down with the most well-known Brazilian cocktail, the caipirinha. Victor muddles together the sugar and lime and then adds the cachaça to make the perfect ice cold drink.
So let's face it, not all of us could make it to Rio for the Olympics. But checking out Little Brazil brings you a bit closer to the action.