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BarrAIDA CHURRASquEIRA (1000 College, at Havelock, 416-539-8239) A noisy Portuguese barbecue joint specializing in grilled-and-steamed chicken, suckling pig and rabbit, with seats to eat and a take-out counter for those in a hurry. Best: halved and chopped piri-piri hot-sauce-coated birds served with roasted potato balls and watery green veggies; huge carnivorous platters of egg-topped steaks with smashed potatoes and olives; grilled sardines and barbecue saltcod. Complete takeout dinners for $12 (eat-in $20 with a glass of wine), including all taxes and tip. Open Tuesday to Sunday 10 am to 11 pm. Closed Monday. Fully licensed. Access: one step at door, washrooms in basement. Rating: NNN