The “Rio” Deal: Live. Love. Food!

If you’re looking to get your hands on some delicious Brazilian foods and drinks brought to you by Pace students, there’s only one night left. And it’s tonight! We’ll see you soon at the student-run restaurant Rio on the NYC Campus.

The Faculty Dining Room on the NYC Campus has some Rio De Janeiro flavor flowing through it as students in the restaurant management and operations course present Rio, a Brazilian Fusion restaurant. For the first time in history, the student-run restaurant is open for three nights. Two have passed (April 21 and 28) but you still have one chance to enjoy a taste of Brazil: tonight, May 5.

Check out the menu, which includes traditional Brazilian foods like feijoada (a stew of beans made with beef and pork), pão de queijo (warm cheese rolls), beef and sausage empanadas, churrasco de porco (Brazilian BBQ pulled pork), and more familiar foods like bruschetta topped with mango, avocado, and corn, mango and coconut chicken curry, skirt steaks, and tons more. Vegetarian and gluten-free options are available, and there are plenty of desserts including coconut pudding, flan, churros, and fried bananas, and some specialty drinks like sangria fishbowls for the 21+ crowd (ID mandatory).

Hours are as follows: 5:00 p.m.-12:00 a.m. There will be no seating or orders taken after 11:30 p.m. Reservations can be made and are mandatory for parties of 8 or more.

5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. 1/2 price appetizers
5:00 p.m.-6:30 p.m. 1/2 price drinks

Takeout will be available from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a $20 minimum (no alcohol).

And the best part of all of this? In honor of Autism Awareness Month, all donations, tips, and profit will go towards their philanthropy: The Carnival of Love Foundation, a local nonprofit organization that helps families with autistic children and family members. Donations will be tax deductible.

Get all the details about the restaurant and opening on Facebook.