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The Scoop: What if we told you that you could take a trip to Brazil, Cuba, Peru, the Caribbean, and... wait, what's that? Yes, you say? Well, we're not actually doling out cross-continental tickets to tour any Latin American or Caribbean hotspots (though we suppose you could just do that on a fancy boat or something). But we don't have to, because your multicultural journey to faraway lands is actually in John's Creek, and your tour guide is a talented Brazilian chef named Rogerio (that's "roe-heer-io"). Chef Rogerio opened this brand-new bistro to introduce Americans to some of the best flavors of Latin America, and the menu is a one-way ticket to tasty. Try some of his arroz moro from Cuba, ceviche from Peru, Spanish paella, and feijoada from Brazil, and you'll have quite a few new stamps on your culinary passport. Scout Notes: Before Chef Rogerio was holding it down in Midtown as the chef at Mitra and in Duluth at Sia's, he was taking in as much of Latin American cuisine as possible. After growing up and working in Brazil's culinary capital, Sao Paulo, Rogerio has spent his years traveling throughout South and Central America, the Caribbean, Mexico, and Spain to seek out the best of each country's cuisine. There are simply too many great cuisines throughout Latin America to pick just one, so he handpicks favorites from each region to showcase as many mouthwatering flavors as possible. Those flavors include tangy citrus (as in citrus-braised pulled pork), tropical fruits (as in pineapple chile jelly on lemon crab croquetas), and of course, spicy heat (like habanero aioli on the fried calamari). I tried the calimari, crab croquetas, and red jalepeno-glazed shrimp, and they were so good, I wanted to hop on a plane right then to just about anywhere south of the equator. Luckily, I stayed--but only out of the desire to polish off those crispy, creamy, lemony crab croquetas. Rogerio makes a great tour guide, too, as he's more than willing to answer any questions about the food. Curious about the story with quinoa? He'll tell you. Want to know the differences between Cuban cuisine and, say, Peruvian? He'll tell you that, too. And once he answers all those burning questions of yours, he'll leave you to dig in, because that's exactly what you'll want to do to the plate full of Latin fusion flavors. And of course, once you try some of the dishes here, your spice cravings will never again be satisfied by any old Tex-Mex chain. Don't expect a cup of microwaved cheese goo to dip those bagged tortilla chips in, nor any pre-mixed "signature margaritas" sold by the gallon, nor any ridiculous birthday headwear. Quite on the other end of the spectrum, Tasca Bistro is out to undo all those cheesy imitations and introduce Americans to the real Latin American deal, swapping out salty chips for yucca fries and refried bean-glop for Brazilian black beans and smoked pork. Oh, and scratch the cassette tape-quality mariachi music in the background -- that's been replaced by Brazilian bossanova, Latin dance, and other live music acts on Friday nights. So once you're done with the tango, raise your glass of house-made sangria and say salud to this gourmet globetrottin' bistro. Menu Highlights: Lemon Crab Croquetas, $9 Duck and Wild Mushroom Quesadilla, $8 Seafood Paella, $19 Citrus-Braised Pulled Pork, $14 Hours: Monday - Saturday, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.