Dubbed ?a carnivorous extravaganza? by the Houston Chronicle, Angus Grill Brazilian Churrascaria serves all-you-can-eat feasts of skewered meat prepared in the churrasco tradition of southern Brazil. Servers run the piquant pageant, carving slabs of Angus beef at tables lined with crisp white linens instead of the stolen Little League rain tarps that some restaurants prefer. Filet mignons borrow crispy texture by donning strips of bacon, and top sirloin, the house specialty, flavors succulent juices with a hint of garlic. Treats such as fried bananas and papaya cream conclude meals on a sweet note.
A lonely fire flickers in the night, punctuating the vast expanse of Brazil’s southern plains. A spitted side of Nelore beef roasts over the flames; from that famed beast and this timeless fireside scene, Nelore takes its name, recipes, and spirit.
Nelore’s chefs draw inspiration from the gauchos of South America, piling plates high with carvings of 16 spit-roasted meats. The spirit of the southern plains remains alive and well in the dining room, where wrought-iron chandeliers and a dark hardwood floor evoke rustic elegance as a warm breeze filters in through the front doors. Veggies, fine cheeses, and pastas fill more than 40 basins at the salad bar, whose glistening glass protects the trays from grazing cattle and errant horseshoe tosses.
Fogo de Chao gives Houston diners an experience they are unlikely to find elsewhere. From the white table-clothed setting, to the Southern Brazilian-style chefs, diners are treated to personalized service throughout their meal. An upscale steakhouse, with a familial feel, the experience at Fogo de Chao is as much about the service as it is about the food. The steakhouse features a gourmet salad bar, on-demand steak service and mouthwatering deserts. It is Brazilian culture and cuisine for the American palate. With its endless selection of food, Fogo de Chao is a restaurant fulfilling enough for even a Texan sized appetite. Come ready to eat, and leave time to savor.