The idea for Brasil Arts Cafe was born in 2008, during the Tea Fire. Owners Daniel and Jennifer Yoshimi lost their home in the fire, yet from the ashes of devastation, they put together a new dream of bringing Brazilian cuisine and culture to Santa Barbara. Over the Last 6 years Brasil Arts Cafe, at 1230 State Street,  has been offering a piece of Brazil, serving authentic Brazilian cuisine, offering live music, and dance classes. Like many businesses in the area, the cafe barely survived the slow down caused by the Thomas Fire and resulting floods. Through all the growing pains of a new business, and the local tragedies, Brasil Arts Cafe has persevered and is thrilled to celebrate our 6th year of business with much appreciation for the Santa Barbara community.  On April 6th they will be holding an anniversary party, offering a Forró dance class, which is a traditional partner dance similar to salsa, followed by live music and food specials through the weekend. The party costs $15, with dance class $25. On Sunday April 7th enjoy all-you-can-eat Feijoada with live Brazilian music at 2 p.m. for $15.00. Buy anniversary party tickets at

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