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locally sourced ingredients, not-so-local recipes.

A culinary adventure through Brazil. 

Nothing epitomizes Brazilian culture better than a churrasco (aka BBQ) with friends. A quick stroll to the market for fresh ingredients and a tv with the local futebol match is all thats needed to get the party started. Locally-sourced, freshly grilled food in a relaxed atmosphere. 

Unfortunately there are no places in Maine to enjoy Brazilian food and churrasco.... until now! Just like they do in Brazil, we'll be locally sourcing all of our fresh produce and meat, to ensure the best quality product on your plate. Additionally, we'll be making regular trips to Boston to import authentic Brazilian ingredients and treats, like Acai, Guarana, tapioca, pacoquinha, and other specialties from the Southern Hemisphere.

At Grillin' Brazilian we look to represent the best of Brazilian cuisine; emphasizing locally sourced ingredients, grilled on the churrasqueira, and served fresh in a fun atmosphere. Come by the truck for a meal, or host a traditional Brazilian rodizio BBQ at your next party. Saude!

WHERE TO FIND US:

(Scroll over calendar for our schedule, locations, and event info)

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TRUCK MENU

Location + HOURS: Bangor Waterfront (26 Front St, Bangor), Wed-Fri 11-2pm

 

Build your "Brazi-Bowl"

1. choose your base...

2. Add your fresh-grilled local protein(s)...

3. pick a sauce!

More authentic grub...

Be sure to stop by when we vist our friends at...

 

 
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When can you find us collaborating with these awesome local establishments? Check out our "Where to find us" Calendar for dates and times!

CATERING

The Grillin Brazilian food truck makes delicious, freshly grilled food, with a memorable level of service your guests are sure to enjoy. Perfect for rustic weddings and events, our fresh Brazilian specialties appeal to  all palates, from kiddos to grown-ups.

The Menu

Chef Natalia creates customized menus for all events, based around high-quality, fresh ingredients. Everything is scratch-made on-site in our open Airstream kitchen, enhancing the experience even further. If you stand close enough, you’ll even get to enjoy our kitchen samba music (and perhaps some dancing and poor singing)!

The Truck

Our 1974 Airstream Argosy is a unique and rare creature from the RV family; completely renovated and remodeled with a fully-equipped commercial kitchen capable of serving hundreds of hungry people. Our 8’ service window pops-up to create an open-kitchen concept, welcoming guests to our “home”.

The Service

We kick things off with a few rounds of hors d’oeuvres as guests arrive, which can be be “ordered” at our service window in true food truck fashion! As guests mingle and enjoy the laid-back vibe, we’ll be churning out delicious appetizers and entrees “rodizio-style” for 3 hours (Rodizio in Brazil simply means “a steady rotation of various foods”). 

Contact us with your event details and we'll get back to you asap with menu options and a quote. Please be sure to include event size, date, and time, with your catering inquiry. We require 50% deposit to hold reservations; destination fees may apply.

 

Our Story

Back in summer 2013, I (Brooks) was working at a gym in Boston, and Natalia walked in looking for a membership. She wore brightly colored pants and carried around stick-figure drawings of her exercise program. Naturally, I tried impressing her with my spanish. Oops... Brazilians speak Portuguese. Communication was an issue, but we were both awesome at stick-figure drawings and using google translator.

Natalia was here as an Au Pair, planning to stay 1 year and learn English. During that year, we spent most of our time in the kitchen. We loved cooking together, listening to Bossa Nova and sharing stories. When she would get home-sick, I'd always take her to a Brazilian restaurant and she'd teach me how to order things in Portuguese. When I'd get stuck at work, she'd always make me little Brazilian snacks. Food and cooking truly connected us, and we fell in love.

It only took 8 months for us to realize we wanted to spend the rest of our lives together, traveling and cooking. So we soon married and spent the first 3 years visiting places we've never been and eating copious amounts of Brazilian food (and some Creole - also quite tasty). In the process, I fell in love with the cuisine and culture of Brazil and wanted to share it with our friends and family in Maine (where there are no Brazilian eateries).

Grillin' Brazilian is our way of bringing the dishes, styles, and atmosphere of Brazil right to your plate. We hope you enjoy it!