• Alex Roberts named Best Chef Midwest at James Beard Awards

    After four consecutive nominations, Alex Roberts, chef/owner of Restaurant Alma and Brasa was named Best Chef: Midwest at the James Beard Foundation Awards in New York City.

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    James Beard Foundation 2010 Award
  • Best Takeout – Winner: Brasa Rotisserie

    “How many once-delicious meals have been popped in a Styrofoam clamshell and, by the time you arrived home, emerged a soggy, listless mess? Not so with the Latin soul food served at Brasa Rotisserie, where Alexander Roberts, the chef/owner of the esteemed Restaurant Alma, has turned his fresh/local/sustainable philosophy toward everyday eating”

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    James Beard Foundation Awards 2008
  • Roast Excellence Review

    Alex Roberts, famed as chef and co-owner of local darling Restaurant Alma, is opening Brasa Rotisserie in Northeast. It will combine the Peruvian model of wood-charcoal roasted meats with the American Southern soul-food model of a meal in which your choice of meat is paired with three side dishes.

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    James Beard Foundation Awards 2008
  • Bringing it all home at Brasa

    Figuring that I was a few inhales away from a fender bender, I pulled over, rifled through the glove compartment for one of the disposable forks I keep on hand, grabbed the first container within reach and started eating. Given my driving record, I hope none of this was caught on camera by law enforcement officials.

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    Star Tribune Review