Dining etiquette requires one to use a soupspoon for gazpacho, a dessertspoon for crème brûlée, and chopsticks for fitting in when dining with walrus. Learn to harness an arsenal of utensils with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of southern Brazilian fare at Braza Express, with locations in Provo and on Main Street in Salt Lake City.
Based on the longstanding south Brazil custom of the churrascaria restaurant (an eatery that grills meats over open fires), Braza Express encourages diners to relax for leisurely meals starring generous portions of flame-grilled meats. Tenderloin ($7.99), top sirloin ($8.99), and chicken ($7.99), all arrive at tables daringly spiced using recipes handed down generationally via word of mouth and elaborate brisket quilts. Flame-smooched meat entrees arrive at tables flanked by an entourage of smaller victuals that includes rice and beans, dried tomato pasta or five other salad varieties, and other side dishes such as fried yucca, fried banana, and mixed vegetables. As diners zoom appetite-first through the flavor landscape of lower Brazil, their rhythmic chewing can be done to the beat of the live local music that permeates Braza Express' Provo location each Thursday evening.
After selling his Brazilian import store, Brazilian-born J.R. Lopez opened Braza Grill, a rodizio-style steak house reminiscent of the barbecue restaurants in his home country. Servers tote skewers loaded with pork sausage, garlic-infused tenderloin, and other meats from table to table, offering unlimited portions and variety to hungry diners. An open fire pit cooks the bacon-wrapped chicken and pork loins along with pineapples for a sweet sidekick. Patrons can stretch their legs and nonchalantly loosen their belts during trips to the hot and cold buffet stocked with pastas, salads, and a brazilian black-bean stew called feijoada, according to CityWeekly.