It’s Lit at Fogo de Chao

By Santi Cardona

Fogo de Chão (836 1st St, Miami Beach) is a Brazilian restaurant that follows the traditional concept of servers bringing skewers of meat to your table until you are ready to explode (euphemistically speaking, of course). The idea is that you have a card with two sides, and you flip the card to a specific side depending on whether you want the servers to offer you more meat or not. This style of restaurant is very popular in Brazil and is known as gaucherras; they offer a buffet-esque experience where you pay one price and eat as much as you want.

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Steak Brasil Booms in Downtown Miami

If you haven’t been to a Brazilian steakhouse in Miami we’ll let you in on the lowdown. The process is simple, pay an upfront fee per person (usually anywhere from $30 to $60, depending on the restaurant and meal options) and then you’re off to enjoy a gluttonous journey of unlimited amounts of food. You have options to explore at the salad bar, a myriad of servers will make their way to your table offering several cuts of meat, and then you’ll have a plethora of sides to go along with the monstrous amount of food already on your plate. Once you feel like you’re ready to roll out of the restaurant, you’ll venture to the dessert table because you’re too far in to call it quits, and quite frankly, what’s another 5 pounds at this point?

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L’Entrecote de Paris: One Hit Wonder

Steak Frites has long been a very common and popular dish served in brasseries throughout Europe. Stateside the dish has gone from trend to phenomenon over the past few years, spawning numerous and immensely popular one-dish restaurants in cities like Washington, D.C., New York, and San Francisco. Last September Miami got in on the action with its first Steak Frites-only restaurant, L’Entrecôte de Paris, in Brickell.

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