Foodie Find: Quick Dish
322 East Bidwell Street, Folsom, 916-293-9374, quickdishfood.com.
Brazilian-American fusion cuisine is conveniently located on East Bidwell Street and it’s really, really good. Quick Dish is a family-owned business that opened in 2021 and they’ve brought their culture and food to Folsom for all to enjoy. I started my journey with the Cheese Bread. Warm, gooey, savory—I could have eaten the whole order, but I had to save room for the rest of the food. For my main course I had the BBQ Picanha Sandwich. I learned it’s a very popular cut of steak in Brazil. It’s tender, has very little fat, and is quite flavorful. The sandwich also has a yummy garlic sauce, mozzarella cheese, lettuce, onions, and tomatoes. Oh! And it's served on demi baguette! They offer chicken, pork, salmon, and tri-tip sandwiches, too. Pizza is also an option—from pepperoni to Brazilian calabresa and everything in between. You'll also find salads on the menu. The biggest surprise—and it was a very pleasant and tasty surprise—was the dessert. Please do yourself a favor and try the Banana Affair Pizza. I am so happy I tried it. It’s a pizza, but topped with caramelized banana sauce, sliced bananas, cinnamon sugar, and mozzarella cheese. I know, the cheese threw me for a loop, too. But it works and it’s AMAZING. For real. I will drive across several towns to have it again.
— by JULIE RYAN
Did You Know?
Become a Brazil Brainiac
- Nearly 60 percent of the Amazon rainforest is in Brazil. It is home to more than 24 million people in Brazil alone, including thousands of Indigenous Peoples belonging to 180 different groups. The region is also home to 10 percent of all plant and animal species known on Earth.
- Following more than three centuries under Portuguese rule, Brazil gained its independence on September 7, 1822, which is celebrated as Sete de Setembro.
- Brazil is the fifth largest country in the world and fifth most-populous country on Earth.
- Rio Carnaval is celebrated each year in Rio de Janeiro with street parties, parades, costumes, and more. Originating from the Portuguese “carne vale,” interpreted as “farewell to meat,” this grand celebration begins one week before Ash Wednesday as one last hurrah before Lent begins.
- Some of Brazil’s top exports are soybeans, coffee, raw sugar, and frozen beef.
Photo by Taylor Gillespie.