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Corner Delight

One of this restaurant's signs reads CORNER DELIGHT, another PONTO DE ENCONTRO -- "meeting place." It's all the same to chef/owner Fernando Ferreira, a native of Lisbon who's been influenced in the kitchen by his Brazilian wife, a native of São Paolo. The cuisines of three nations meet in this tiny spot, which seats no more than 14 people at four tables. While you wait for the enthusiastic Ferreira to cook up your meal, you can read Brazilian newspapers and order soft drinks imported from Portugal and Brazil. There are plenty of meat and seafood entrees to choose from: try the bright Bobo de Camarao ($6.95), a Bahia dish of shrimp, tomatoes, hot peppers, root cassava, and dende (palm) oil, all simmered in coconut milk. Or try the generous Creole fish stew ($5.95), with tomatoes, peppers, onions, and mushrooms. The stewed tripe with beans and linguiça is $4.95, as is a roasted half-chicken with fries and rice. The menu changes with the seasons, and there are daily specials as well, all listed in large print on a blackboard posted outside the store. Take-out is available.

Corner Delight, located at 1093 Cambridge Street (near Inman Square), in Cambridge, is open on Monday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Call 354-3296.

-- Nancy Kalajian

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