by Nancy Stiles
Coco Louco Brasil (512 N. Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1600), the legally embattled Brazilian restaurant in the Central West End, closed Monday, September 30, according to Dishcrawl's Sara Graham. It was supposed to compete in this weekend's competition but Graham says it had to pull out due to being, well, out of business. Earlier this year, owner Jorge Carvalho pleaded guilty of punching a Ford Focus and was sentenced to two years unsupervised probation, anger management classes, community service and ordered to pay $500 in restitution, according to court documents.
Calls to the restaurant went unanswered. We'll update the story as soon as we find out more. You read our past coverage of Coco Louco Brasil's past legal troubles here.