Stone Soup - A Monk, a Stone, and a Very Compassiona...

Portuguese “stone soup” is a perfect main-course soup for those chilly autumn and winter evenings. Original from the Ribatejo province...
Portuguese “stone soup” is a perfect main-course soup for those chilly autumn and winter evenings. Original from the Ribatejo province (famous for its horses), it is said to get its name from the kidney beans it contains, often referred to in Portuguese as “pedras,” that is, stones. However, folklore gives other origins to this staple dish of Portuguese cuisine.The trope of the “stone soup” repeats itself all over Europe. The pattern is always the same: some hungry stranger convinces the...
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New Owners of Amore Restaurant plan to add Portugues...

SARASOTA — When Tito Vitorino moved to Sarasota in 1991, he came with a dream of one day owning his...
SARASOTA — When Tito Vitorino moved to Sarasota in 1991, he came with a dream of one day owning his own restaurant. Now, after managing Amore since its opening on Longboat Key about five years ago, Vitorino and his wife, Liana, are the new owners of the restaurant, which has relocated to 446 S. Pineapple Ave. in downtown Sarasota.Both of the new owners are Portuguese and plan to incorporate authentic Portuguese dishes to the menu. Tito said that they would...
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A Strip-Mall Deli in Artesia Hints at the Area’s Por...

LOS ANGELES — I ask for two glasses of water, and Marco Costa squeezes out my order from a multi-gallon plastic...
LOS ANGELES — I ask for two glasses of water, and Marco Costa squeezes out my order from a multi-gallon plastic jug of Arrowhead (the big one that comes fully equipped with a tap dispenser). He’s crushing the sides of the synthetic vessel because Marco, I imagine, has shit to do.He and his wife have owned Portugal Imports for the last 13 years, supplying and stocking tricky-to-acquire specialty items like bacalhau (salt cod), jamón ibérico, Portuguese olive oil, and Milhafre cheese...
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Portuguese Steakhouse gearing up for diners in Swansea

SWANSEA — Fall River has an ample supply of Portuguese restaurants, but that’s not the case in Swansea, where the...
SWANSEA — Fall River has an ample supply of Portuguese restaurants, but that’s not the case in Swansea, where the owners of the Ocean Grove Portuguese Steakhouse are planning to fill in that gap.Mario Loureiro and his wife, Ana Perry Pinto, bought the former Benchwarmers at 317 Ocean Grove Ave. this winter and have transformed the former sports bar into a family-oriented restaurant serving Portuguese fare.His daughter, general manager Patricia Loureiro, said they completely redid the dining area and her...
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