Hidden in the back of Culver City's El Camaguey Meat Market is Cantinho Brasileiro, a small counter that sells salgadinhos. These salty finger foods are the entourage every cold beer deserves. They come either baked or fried, and filled with meat, seafood, or creamy catupiry that’s something in between cream cheese and melted provolone. This window has a small menu with chicken and cheese-stuffed coxinhas, Brazilian-style kibbeh that calls for a splash of hot sauce, and crispy pasteis full of ground beef and olives. Salgadinhos make for a great midday snack, but feel free to order a bunch to go and eat them on your couch.
photo credit: Andrea D'Agosto