Apologies for not getting this up sooner — the 15th Annual Brazilian Independence Day festival (click for 2006 coverage) is occurring this week, and you still have two more days to take advantage of it. It takes place on Ferry Street in Newark on Sept 2nd and September 3rd. See the coverage of last year’s event below.
Click on the “Read the rest of this entry” link below for more photos and information about the Brazilian Independence Day festival in Newark.
Last year I was yelled at for not giving anyone advance notice about one of the best Jersey food and cultural events of the year, the Brazilian Independence Day festival. So consider this putting you on notice:
If you are into Latino food, samba music, watching scantily clothed Brazilian women dance in the streets, and indulging in perfectly legal public intoxication, this festival should NOT BE MISSED.
Here are some highlights from 2005’s festival:
A View down Ferry Street
Grilled Linguica sausages on a stick.
Fresh Coconut water drinks.
Peruvian food. The Brazil Independence Day street festival is practically the United Nations of South American and Central American cuisine, and is a great opportunity to sample a lot of stuff.
You can get all sorts of alchoholic beverages to drink, including Brazilian beer, quarts of sangria, Pina Coladas, and the famous Brazilian Caipirinha.
Frying up some pasteles, the Brazilian equivalent of an empanada.
Make sure you eat your pasteles while they are nice and hot.
The Puerto Ricans came to show their support for the Ironbound as well.
As were the Colombians with their hangar steak.