Skewered cuts of sirloin, brazilian sausage, and pork ribs rotate slowly over a sweltering grill, their savory juices producing a rhythmic hiss as each drop hits the metal. This is churrasco, Xodó Grill's specialty. Once the traditional Brazilian barbecue has roasted to a tender finish, the staff slices off juicy morsels for customers to pair with 12 types of salads and a slate of hot dishes from the colorful buffet. Heaping plates of fried yucca, picanha, and cheese bread await the scales, which customers use to pay by the pound and Lady Justice uses to smuggle extra cuts of steak.
Brazilian Steak House | Award-Winning Churrasco | Hot-Food Buffet | Caipirinha Cocktails | Fixed-Price Menu
How it Works: During this all-you-can-eat fine-dining experience, customers are first seated at tables bedecked with white linens. Then, a server parades out a selection of 16 churrascaria meats, carving off a portion of skewered beef, lamb, pork, or chicken. A two-sided, colored coaster—green for "keep it coming," red for "I'm stuffed"—lets the staff know if you'd like seconds or thirds. Diners can also help themselves to the buffet of salad fixings and side dishes.
Inside Tip: Vegetarians can skip out on the meat and pay a reduced price for the salad and sides buffets. The extensive salad bar is filled with traditional choices as well as tabbouleh and pickled shiitake, and the hot side dishes include a "mashed potato so smooth it could pass for crème fraîche," according to OC Weekly.
Caipirinha: a Brazilian cocktail made with the sugarcane-based spirit cachaça and lime juice
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: Amazon Churrascaria BBQ Buffet (1445 S. Lemon Street, Fullerton), more casual—but no less authentic—spot for Brazilian cuisine according to the Los Angeles Times.
Brazilian churrascarias—a kind of Portuguese barbeque joint—have their roots in traditional celebrations of a successful harvest. At modern churrascarias, waiters walk around with skewers or roasted meat, cutting off all-you-can-eat portions of steak, pork, and chicken directly onto your plate. Diners interested in rounding out a years' worth of protein can find endless accompaniments at the salad bar and buffet of Brazilian hot dishes or try traditional drinks such as caipirinha or guarana, a Brazilian soda.
Sit back with a burger and fries at Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery, a relaxed spot serving American cuisine. Come prepared to feast at Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery — with no low-fat options, any diets will need to be put aside for the moment. Complement you meal with a beer or wine from Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery delightful drink menu. You won't need to get a sitter before heading to Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery — kids are more than welcome at this family-friendly establishment. Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery — just right for large and merry gatherings. For no extra charge, utilize Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery's free wifi. Eat outdoors Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery (weather permitting) with their beautiful patio seating. Four-legged friends are welcome at the restaurant.
Be sure to make reservations so you can get seated right away. Shake off the stiff workday duds at Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery — attire is casual. Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead. The restaurant also offers catering if you want to bring the flavors of Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery to your next party or event.
Pull into a parking space in the neighboring lot, or take advantage of the restaurant's valet service. If the lot is crowded, diners can search for street parking.
A visit to Jt Schmid's Restaurant and Brewery will set you back less than $30 per person, so you can make it a regular part of your schedule. Major credit cards — including Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express — are accepted.
Reserve a table for two! Cortina Italian Market specializes in intimate Italian cuisine for those looking to add some romance to dinner. You'll find a delicious selection of pizzas and pastas. No need to miss out on Cortina Italian Market just because you are avoiding fat or gluten. The restaurant has tons of options that can accommodate your dietary needs. Beer, wine, and more are also available from Cortina Italian Market's extensive drink list. Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Cortina Italian Market.
Don't get stuck waiting for a table — the restaurant accepts reservations. If time is of the essence, Cortina Italian Market's take-out option may be a better fit. Looking for something delicious to serve at your next party? Cortina Italian Market also offers catering.
Cortina Italian Market provides easy access to an adjacent lot.
Super-savers will adore the low-prices at Cortina Italian Market, too — meals there usually cost less than $15. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Cortina Italian Market's menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Visit Anaheim's Tony Roma's for fresh ribs that fall off the bone, sweet corn and homemade baked beans. Low-fat foods are not on the menu at Tony Roma's, though, so plan to indulge a bit. Be sure to complete your meal at Tony Roma's with a drink from the restaurant's full bar. Load up the mini-van and bring the kids to Tony Roma's — they'll love the menu and scene here as much as mom and dad. If you have a large group out celebrating a birthday, anniversary, or other milestone, Tony Roma's is a great pick for large parties with its spacious layout. Check email, shop online, or get the latest game scores on Tony Roma's' free wifi.
If you need to get somewhere fast, the restaurant also serves up grub to go.
Meals at Tony Roma's are affordable, with the average tab amounting to about $30 per person. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the restaurant, but the dinner menu is the real standout.