Experiencing Fogo de Chão
Carnivores of the world unite! I recently got to try Fogo de Chao, a Brazilian Steakhouse, and it was quite the experience! This was not my first rodeo when it comes to the culinary dance that is Brazilian Steakhouses. From Texas de Brazil to Chamagucha, I have had my fair share of experience with copious amounts of protein on skewers.
What makes Fogo de Chao so special? Fogo de Chao's founding brothers grew up in Serra Gaucha (a farm in Southern Brazil). This is where they began to grill meats and prefect an art that would one day take hungry Americans like myself by storm. In their own words: "After gaining a reputation among politicians, businessmen and celebrities who flocked form all over Brazil to taste the experience, Fogo opened its second restaurant in Sao Paulo." Debuting in Dallas in the late 90s, the first Fogo de Chao location opened in the United States. Since then, there have been 29 restaurants opened around the country. Enough with the history though.... Here are some of pictures from my most recent visit!
I would be remiss in not mentioning the fantastic salad bar, soups, and other options available to consume along side the variety of meats. If you find yourself at Fogo de Chao or any Brazilian Steakhouse, I also encourage you to ask about their specialty drinks (non-alcoholic and alcoholic) based off of Brazilian recipes.