Plate of feijoada and acarajé (on far left) from Sinhá
It was really love at first bite for me. The first time I did a story at Sinhá, the Brazilian gem of a restaurant on the West Side, I was treated to a feast beyond anything I had ever had in my eating experience. The restaurant is only open on Sundays, for starters. Owner Jorgina Pereira has a catering business during the week, but on Sundays, she opens her narrow brick home on Adams Street, almost directly across from the United Center, for two seatings of a magnificent Brazilian buffet. The best time to go is when it’s warm out, so you can sit in her charming backyard. But frankly, I would go any week if I knew she was making acarajé.
Acaraje with an Indian accent at Vermilion