Taste of the tropics arrives at Hamilton Town Center
By Lauren Olsen
Hamilton County’s newest restaurant, Tucanos, opened its doors on March 14 to provide a unique culinary option. It specializes in Churrasco, a Brazilian tradition of slowly cooking meats and vegetables on skewers over open flames.
Hamilton Town Center’s is the second Tucanos location in Indiana. Corporate Training Director Christine Staab said plans are for a third location in the Greenwood area.
“We like to be first in the market and set the standard,” she said. “We liked the community and neighborhood feel of this area.”
Their first Indiana location opened in Fort Wayne and brought a perfect partnership. Cynthia Presser, a Brazilian cookbook author and resident of Fort Wayne has come on board and allowed Tucanos to use recipes from her cookbook in the Salad Festival.
The Salad Festival comes with the Adult Churrasco meals along with eight to 10 meat options for $15.95 for lunch; and 15 to 17 meat options for $22.95 at dinner, and includes endless hot and cold options with a mixture of “Brazilian and American specialties.”
They offer a 10 percent discount to military, fire and police; and a birthday club where you can get a free meal during the month of your birthday.
“Tucanos is very family friendly and designed to accommodate large groups,” said Stabb.
The Hamilton Town Center location has 51 tables inside and 16 tables outside. The outdoor area offers some covered seating and the full menu. There also are 22 seats at the bar with the full menu available.
“We kept the atmosphere of the restaurant very traditional to Rio de Janeiro, it’s very vibrant, friendly and fast paced,” Staab said.
So, bring your family, a large appetite and enjoy a taste of Brazil.
Tucanos Brazilian Grill
Where: 13225 Levinson Lane (Hamilton Town Center)
Hours: 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; and 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday; closed Sunday.
Offers: Patio seating, takeout, boxed lunch for $9.95 (delivery available on minimum orders), private room with overhead projector, catering, a full bar and BYOB.
Contact: 770-6988 or www.tucanos.com