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Made from scratch meals meet family history at this Brazilian restaurant

“My mama used to cook this way, and it’s from her that I learned how to cook.”

MARIETTA, Ga. — Country: Brazil

Dish: Frango ao molho

Location: Marietta

Stop #38

Pop by Sabor do Brasil during lunch hour and you’ll find Brazilian home style cooking, and perhaps even the busy family making it all happen.  

“Everything we make is from scratch,” owner Celson Linause said.  "Everything we make is very simple, like a traditional kitchen.”

His wife and daughter typically join him at the restaurant, which opens early for breakfast and entertains its regulars with a rotating menu of Brazilian favorites.

But it’s dishes like frango ao molho that conjure up home, family and memories of Linause's mother’s cooking.

“It reminds me of my mom. I lost my mom a couple of years ago. This is a good memory of her, to see how she was cooking," he said.

“How does this dish represent Brazil?”

“It’s like a traditional plate in Brazil…with the chicken and okra,” Linause said. “My mama used to cook this way, and it’s from her that I learned how to cook.”

“How does this dish represent Atlanta?”

Such commitment to authentic Brazilian cuisine and flavor, along with family tradition, is now part of the family’s tie to their home country.

“I represent Brazil, like traditional food,” Linause said. “Not so fancy, like simple, but it’s the real Brazilian food, everyday food from Brazil. God blessed us with the restaurant," he said. "Everything is doing great.”

At the Table is a digital series produced by 11Alive's Matt Pearl and Liza Lucas. Metro Atlanta features the food of dozens of nations. We want to eat through them all! Follow us on Facebook and share your favorite food stories.


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