Chourico in the area?
Would it be accurate to say that chourico is to the Portuguese what chorizo is to the Spanish? Here's a recent discussion on where to find Spanish chorizo:
I haven't run across much in the Twin Cities that reflects Portuguese cuisine -- I almost miss commuting to Rhode Island for that -- but maybe the reference to finding linguica at Taste of Brazil in Hopkins will give you a starting point.
That's correct that it is similar to the Spanish Chorizo but the spices used in creation as well as grind/cut of meat is different. We have found and used Chorizo in the past in the same applications we'd use Chourico in but it just doesn't have the same impact. I'll have to give Taste of Brazil a shot. Appreciate the pointer!