New Brazilian grill opens in downtown Albany
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ALBANY, N.Y. -- There's a new type of grill firing up food in downtown Albany. Carmine's Brazilian Grill is officially open for business. The "churrascaria" serves a rotation of meats, including beef, lamb, pork and chicken. There may even be a grilled pineapple sighting.
You may remember the owner, Chef Carmine Sprio, from his old Italian Restaurant on Central Avenue, and by his previous TV appearances. Albany Mayor Jerry Jennings welcomed Chef Carmine back into the mix with a ribbon cutting Thursday morning.
"The thing that's really weird is, in the past two weeks, we have not been officially opened, and I've had a lot of people say 'when are you officially open' and I say 'when the mayor gives his blessing. So now we're officially open," said restaurateur Carmine Sprio.
Carmine's Brazilian Grill is located at the old "Big House" building off of Pearl Street.