In the same space formerly occupied by their popular restaurant eVe, chef-owners Christopher and Veronica Laramie now serve rotisserie chicken along with rice bowls, juicy hot sandwiches, and other street foods of Veronica's native Peru. Fueled by a range of richly assertive peppers, Peruvian cuisine has spent centuries soaking up the flavors of Spain, France, Asia, Africa, and indigenous peoples. Peruvian street food is messy, meaty, smoky, saucy, satisfying, and faintly familiar, like Grandma's cooking reconfigured by a drunken sailor or a crazy teenager: The French fries are inside the steak sandwich. Sides include salads and sweet-potato fries, but tofu inside a roll or atop white rice is the only vegetarian entrée. Can Niman Ranch beef hearts win your heart? Brasa is a fun, friendly, affordable place to find out.
Hours: Mon.-Sat. 11:30 am.-8:30 p.m.
Payment Type: Cash, Discover, MasterCard, VisaGrass-fed Niman Ranch beef and pork are used, as are organic free-range Mary's Chickens.