Gol Brazilian Restaurant's cooks prepare top sirloin, bacon-wrapped pork, chicken hearts, and other meats in the traditional gaucho style—by skewering them onto metal rods and slow-roasting them over charcoal. Besides the succulent churrasco selections, a buffet of fresh, flavorful salads and hot dishes such as spaghetti carbonara and croquettes round out the menu. Patrons can sip fresh fruit juices, beer, or wine and finish meals with creamy flan and other desserts while observing the footwork of Brazilian soccer teams on the flat-screen TV.
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.
Nestled inside Harrah’s Rincon Casino and Resort, the full-service spa relaxes weary bodies with the popular Swedish massage style. Gentle kneads and soothing strokes unravel muscle knots tied by stress and devious boy scouts practicing for their merit badges. Throughout the service, clients soak in relaxing vibes, which emanate from the interior’s many bamboo trunks and rich wooden accents. Once tension is relieved from active duty, clients emerge feeling limber and rejuvenated.
It's not every day that offering to grill at a friend's birthday party leads to a wildly successful business. But in the case of husband and wife team Ana Simon and Rafael Pedroso, it did. What began as just catering eventually transformed into a restaurant, when Ana and Rafael's friends insisted the slow-cooked cuisine was too good to keep under wraps. At Sabor de Vida, the two showcase their love of Brazilian-style barbecue, known as churrasco. Meals begin with the Brazilian-style tapas, or 'petiscos,' such as crispy yuca or polenta. On weekends, the kitchen prepares feijoada, a traditional Brazilian dish of black beans, barbecue beef, and sausage that's smoked like a little league team playing the Yankees.