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Summer Samba Nights at Chima

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Peter Abrahams of Oakton, publisher, DC magazine, works closely with Chima Brazilian Steakhouse, calling it "very unique," and the food, "phenomenal." Newly-arrived Danielle Areco Veloso of Sao Paulo shows off the famous Brazilian joie-de-vivre.

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Brian and Laura Domschke of Vienna come to Chima as often as they can for the taste of the "beautiful food" and the atmosphere. Although they were not aware a samba event was planned, they agreed it was a "bonus."

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"Success in the City" guests, from left, Alex Brownley, Megan Lyons, Austen Head, Ashleigh Joshua, Julie Broms, and Darren Banh, all of whom work in the Vienna-Tysons area, called the Summer Samba Nights event a "blast."

Chima Brazilian Steakhouse at Tysons Corner kicked-off its Summer Samba Nights with colorfully-costumed samba dancers from Brazil and $4 Brazil-style caipirinhas.

"Success in the City," a women’s professional social networking association, feted members in Chima’s private room.

The samba dancers roamed the main dining room and bar areas, executing samba steps for guests.

Chima is an authentic Brazilian barbecue experience, where gauchos bring skewers of meat and seafood to the table, slicing and serving until diners have had enough. A glass-enclosed barbecue kitchen reveals the slabs of meat roasting, Brazilian-style.