Fogo de Chao
Caipirinha is a Brazilian cocktail with fresh limes, sugar, ice and cachaça—a national spirit made from sugarcane. While the correct pronunciation may be challenging (Kai-Pee-Reen-Ya), its sweet and refreshing flavor is getting popular in Chicago. We’ve tried many caipirinhas in the city, but Fogo de Chao still does it better. In addition to the traditional recipe with limes, they also have variations with passion fruits, tangerines or strawberries. In any flavor, a strong tasty drink to go with savory meat cuts and an impressive salad bar—that’s the right way to experience the Brazilian way of life.
Fogo de Chao, 661 North LaSalle, (312)932-9330, fogodechao.com
Best of Chicago 2012