April 25, 2018

WSG #48 Best Brazilian Steakhouses

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Best Brazilian Steakhouses in Boston and North

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Brazilian barbecue generally refers to a wide range of meats grilled on skewers.  Often, it's served in the rodízio style, where servers continuously come to the table with a wide range of meats such as top sirloin, ribeye, beef ribs, lamb, pork sausage, and more.  You are given a card that is red on one side and green on the other.  As long as your card is on the green side, they will continue to bring over skewers of meat.  When you order Rodizio, you first make your way to the hot and cold buffet and help yourself to the many choices.  Once back at your table, a seemingly endless stream of waiters will circulate with skewers full of meat, fresh from the grill. You’ll be offered as much as you like of any item.

Pro Tip 1:  Don’t take too much of any one item or you’ll run out of space before you’ve tasted them all. They do tend to start with the less expensive meats hoping you will fill up before getting to the filet etc.

Pro Tip 2:  If the meat is not done to your liking, let the waiter know and they will bring your preference.

Pro Tip 3:  Don’t fill up on the buffet.  That’s not what you’re paying money for.

Fogo de Chao, Boston

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The first restaurant opened in Brazil in 1979 and debuted first American restaurant in Dallas in 1997.  Today there are over 50 worldwide.  The full Churrasco experience (36.95 lunch,  53.95 dinner) which includes continual service of  fire-roasted meats carved tableside by Brazilian trained gaucho chefs, including house specialties like Picanha(signature sirloin), Filet Mignon, Ribeye, Fraldinha (Brazilian sirloin) Cordeiro (lamb) and more.

[caption id="attachment_1334" align="alignnone" width="300"] Fogo de Chao Charcuterie[/caption]

Each experience starts at the gourmet Market Table & Feijoada Bar featuring seasonal salads, fresh vegetables, feijoada (traditional black bean stew served over rice), soups and more.  It includes cheeses and charcuterie as well.  The Market Table is a bit above most of the salad bars in most Brazilian steakhouses.  Click HERE to read entire article.

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