Eat an endless parade of succulent meats,
salads, sides, and hot dishes at Espetus Churrascaria. With today's Groupon, $20 gets you $40 toward a prix fixe rodizio-style dinner (can't be used toward drinks or dessert) that ensures hunger's defeat at the hands of knife-wielding, meat-serving gauchos. The rodizio dinner costs $49.95, so you'll still need another $9.95 in addition to your $40 Groupon, but that's still 40% off some of the best meats in town.
In Focus: Bayshore Metals
What they are: Metal services center
Products: Range from galvanized and mild steel to aluminum and stainless steel.
Inspired by: Your imagination. Seriously, bring them your ideas in the form of a computer file or custom drawing and see what they can do.
Cutting-edge technology: A high-def plasma cutting system equipped to handle an infinite number of shapes.
Admirable qualities: Punctual deliveries and fast will calls
Pikanha's Brazilian Steak House transports the traditions, culture, and food of Southern Brazil to the Bay area. Here, picanha?a cut of beef typically served grilled or roasted?joins kabob, sausage, roasted pork, top sirloin, and other savory morsels in making up the restaurant's rodizio and buffet selections. Both dining styles showcase the flavor of each meat, which the restaurant draws out with slow-cooking methods on special grills. To balance out the meal, order a glass of wine, a fruit juice spiked with rum, or a seesaw and another meal.
Head to Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria for a bite of Brazil — this mouthwatering establishment dishes out delicious barbecued meats.
Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria is a local eatery that serves up both gluten-free and low-fat dishes.
Find time to peruse the wine list here — Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria offers a variety of drink options.
Reservations are not accepted at Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria, so you may encounter a crowd during rush hours.
Jeans are just right for a meal at Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria, which embraces a casual vibe.
Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria also offers delivery and take-out options for those who want to make it a night in.
Nino's Brazilian Restaurant and Pizzeria patrons can find street parking at the Martin Luther King Jr Way location.
Prices are reasonable, with a typical meal running under $30.
In Focus: Brazil Cafe
Specialty: casual Brazilian food
Distance from the UC campus: about a block away
How to find it: Look for the colorful murals, Brazilian flags, and handwritten menus that grace the shack’s exterior.
The MVP of the menu: tri-tip, a tender cut of steak that shows up in sandwiches, salads, and platters
If you have timid taste buds, try this: Request a sample of whatever looks good before ordering it.
What to do a sunny day: Sip mango smoothies on the patio and hope some ukulele players show up to serenade you.
For traditional Brazilian cooking in Oakland's Old City district, try Rio California.
Low-fat and gluten-free options are featured on the menu as well.
Both the young and the young-at-heart will dig the family-oriented menu and ambience at Rio California.
On warmer days, you can take advantage of Rio California's al fresco patio seating.
If it's more of a Netflix night, Rio California lets you get your food via delivery or take out.
Patrons looking for a safe place to leave their car will find garage parking readily available.
Save your pennies for a rainy day — with prices generally under $15, you'll have plenty left over even after dining at Rio California.