Brazil is famous throughout the world for its celebration of Carnival, a period of feasting and parties that officially comes to a close at next year's Carnival. Revel in your own perpetual "farewell to the flesh" with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Brazilian steakhouse lunch or dinner cuisine at Braza Dancante in Allen. Lunch and dinner times vary throughout the week. Lunch is served Monday through Friday for $14.99 per person and Saturday and Sunday for $21.99 per person. Dinner is $34.99 per person every day.
Braza Dancante's chefs flame-tame a wide assortment of charbroiled, grilled, and brazed meats in true Brazilian churrasco fashion. Each succulent cut of meat is then spitted on skewers and promenaded around an open, elegant dining room populated with colorful lights, chandeliers, hidden warp-zone pipes, and white tablecloths by a waiter in gaucho pants. Braza Dancante's buffet-style dining allows the meat-minded to pile plates high with top sirloin, leg of lamb, brazilian pork sausage, spicy cajun picanha, and chicken sporting a fashionable wrap of bacon. Herbivores, meanwhile, can remain carnivoyeurs by sating themselves at a salad bar bursting at the seams with 50 varieties of leafy greens, couscous, breads, and cheeses.
After the meatalanche, double-jointed stomachs might be able to make space for a dessert (not included in buffet) of caramel cheesecake ($7) or bananas foster ($6.50). Afterward, adjourn to Braza Dancante's shiny wood dance floor for a post-prandial groove to live music and DJs, disproving the myth that one must wait 45 minutes after eating before doing The Swim.