Visit LatininLA.com for more. When most people hear “Brazilian food” they think churrascaría, but Silvio’s Brazilian BBQ is different. When Silvio Correa met his business partner Doug Howarth, he could say no more than “Hello my friend.” Now, 10 years since Silvio arrived in the US, he’s turned his life-long passion of BBQing in the backyards of friends into a thriving business on the Hermosa Beach pier. From mouth-watering Picañha steak, tender as sushi, to Ipiranga shrimp, named after his home town in São Paulo, grilled and drizzled with fresh lime juice, garlic, sweet cream butter and Silvio’s special seasoning, to the succulent Frango de Oro which means “chicken of gold”… need I say more? It is the sauce that makes Silvio the “grill master.” Even the vinaigrette, his family’s secret recipe that Silvio will never divulge, served with the Ipanema salad gives your BBQ the perfect balance. And let’s not forget to wash it all down with a refreshing Caipiroska — fresh fruit muddled with cane sugar and shaken on the rocks with Soju, similar in taste to vodka yet slightly sweeter — or a frosty Brazilian beer. They say Silvio’s has the coldest beer on the pier. Casual, cool and welcoming. You’ll see Silvio greeting guests with a huge, warm smile. You really feel like you’re at his home.