Step into this creaky yellow house and you may feel like a João Guimarães Rosa character (Brazil’s most famous modernist novelist was from the state of Minas Gerais.) The homey atmosphere, wooden tables and paintings of the Minas countryside evoke well-preserved colonial towns, like Ouro Preto. As is the custom in Minas, all the plates are intended for two, but really, a third person could easily partake in this hearty, reasonably-priced meal. Try the tutu especial or the tutu à Mineira, the most famous dishes from this huge central state. The former comes with beans, sausage and eggs, pork cutlets and mandioca (manioc) with banana, a couve salad (chopped and steamed kale, garlic and butter), and rice. If you’re in the mood for home cooking as opposed to a refined meal, this is the place.