First Look at Beco, Serving Brazilian Brunch Next Week


Williamsburgs Beco has flown pretty much under the radar during the month its been open maybe because its located in a sort of Williamsburg-Greenpoint netherland, but also because the owners wanted to keep the place a neighborhood secret while getting it off the ground. Rather than a full-blown restaurant like Miss Favela, David Giddings says he and his partners envisioned it as a modest So Paolo boteco, where you can laze about while popping made-to-order po de queijo and sip cocktails made with fresh passion fruit and pressed sugar cane. As Giddings describes it, the dcor harks back to the days of Pele, and doesnt scream Brazil in your face, but its more like what a boteco is a real hangout. Starting next week, youll be able to hang there during a brunch that will include aa and granola, omelettes, bife a cavalo (Brazilians refer to their steak and eggs as steak on horseback), and a feijoada thats prepared over the course of two days by a Carioca chef, Casia Steinberg (Fabiane Lima, the Brazilian owner of Fabianes, also consulted on the menu). While we wait for the brunch menu, take a look at whats for dinner, and click on the slideshow for a peek inside.

Caipirinha: muddled fruit, sugar, and cachaa (classic-lime, pineapple-mint, strawberry-basil, passion fruit) w/Pitu $8, w/Leblon $10

Caipiroska: muddled fruit, sugar, and vodka

Kiwi-Sakerinha $8

Batido de Coco: coconut milk, condensed milk, cachaa, shaved coconut $8

Whiskey & Coconut Water $8

Mixed Drinks $7

Beers: Brahma $4, Corona $3, Guinness $5, El Presidente $4, Hoegaarden $5

Wine: Terra Andina Sauvignon Blanc 2008 $6/gl $22/b
Leyda Valley, Chile

Alamos Chardonnay 2007 $7/gl $26/b
Mendoza, Argentina

Bodega Carlos Pizzorno Tannat-Merlot $5/gl $18/b
Canelones, Uruguay

Vina Carmen Carmenere 2006 $6/gl $22/b
Valle Rapel, Chile

Jelu Malbec 2007 $7/gl $25/b
San Juan, Argentina

Bodegas Muga Rose 2008 $8/gl $28/b
Rioja, Spain

Poema Cava Brut NV $6/gl $22/b
Penedes, Spain

Abre Bocas
Caldinho de feijao: Hot carioquinha bean soup $4

Caldo Verde: Potato soup w/collard greens $4, w/Chorizo $6

Salada da Roca: Romaine lettuce, tomatoes, hearts of palm & red onions, with lime & olive oil dressing $8

Pao de Queijo: Cheese bread from Minas Gerais $4

Joan dArc: Linguia (Portuguese sausage)finished w/cachaa $6

Berinjela: Rustic eggplant dip served with pita $4

Kesleys salpicao: Chicken salad w/green apples, carrots, raisins & shoe string fries $9

Bauru: Sliced filet mignon w/queijo prato & tom. on baguette $9

Beiruth: Smoked Turkey w/lettuce, tomato, queijo prato & Turkey bacon on pita bread $8

Choripan: Rustic Argentine Chorizo on Portuguese roll $6

Vegetariano: Roasted vegetables w/sundried tomato pesto on multigrain $7, w/Minas cheese $9

Prato Feito (choose 4) for $9

Farofa: Toasted yucca flour $2

Beans: Carioquinha $3

White rice $2

Couve: sauted, chiffonaded collard greens $4

Abobrinha: sauted, julienned zucchini $3

Daily Specials
Open: Mon-Wed 5:30 p.m.-12 a.m., Thurs-Sat 5:30 p.m.-2 a.m., Sun 5:30 p.m.-11 p.m. Cash Only.
For parties of 6 or more, we add 20% grat. Obrigado!

Beco, 45 Richardson St., nr. Lorimer St.; 718-599-1645