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One of the most famous foods of Brazil, churrasco (slow-grilled and -roasted meat) is originated in Rio Grande do Sul. But the local cuisine is eclectic, and rice and beans sit on southern tables beside Italian and German dishes, thanks to the South's many European immigrants. The traditional beverage is chimarrão, a South-American caffeine-rich infused drink.

Farroupilha Week is a cultural celebration that takes place in mid September with parades, food and musical exhibitions. The "Acampamento Farroupilha" takes place in Harmonia Park, where thousands of people set up their tents and eat typical food to commemorate the Farroupilha Revolution.