If you’re pork-passionate, beef-bananas, and sausage-smitten, today’s Groupon will melt your little animal protein-loving heart. For $25, you’ll stuff your stomach with all the skewered meat you can eat at Chima Brazilian Steakhouse. The cost per person of the unlimited rodizio dinner is $39.50, so you'll have money left over for drinks and dessert to get your $50 value at Chima.
Why use an ordinary human knife to cut small pieces of steak when professionals could present it to you skewered by what appears to be a medieval lance? The concept borrows from the legendary grub of gauchos, kind-hearted South Brazilian cowboys who preferred their meat slow-cooked and served on a stick. The cowboys roam free here, taming carnivorous customers with hefty hunks of seasoned meat. Work up an appetite before you saddle up with a napkin and fork to eat at this epicurean rodeo.
Start by hitting the salad bar, a delightful fusion of Brazilian and American favors, before the meatfest begins. You’ll find tender cuts of filet mignon, roasted flank steak, leg of lamb, and savory sausages. A signal card handed out to guests before dinner is your princely ticket to unlimited food. Flash the orange side to signal for more meat, or hold up the black side to stop; it is a ritual reminiscent of the childhood game Red Light, Green Light, except everyone wins dinner.
If you want to eat this much meat in one sitting, you typically have to enter a contest. This is a pressure-free way to splurge in a sit-down environment. It’s also a great option for those looking to pump up their protein intake, or people who are breaking a multi-year meat fast. Get your Groupon, and send a signal that you’re ready for the meatfest to begin.
Note: This Groupon is only valid Monday through Thursday.
- I recommend this restaurant to meat lovers...The staff were very pleasant and the meat selection was great. – Jen snow
- Quality of meat is superb, service is second to none. – Chris M., Yelp
- Words cannot describe how wonderful our experience was. From the moment we walked in, the service was exceptional! The hostess, the bartenders, our waiter and the gauchos were friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was beyond belief!!! – jericohen, Citysearch
Delicious, but Deadly
The ornate skewers used at Chima should only be used for deliciousness, and never for armed combat. If you absolutely must conduct violence at the dinner table (a rare opportunity to revenge a childhood foe arises, someone gently brushes against your shoulder, etc.), then the following improvised weapons are acceptable, according to Grandmother Violence's Polite Laws of Dueling Whilst Dining (1821 edition; 1997 reprint):
- ultra-stale dinner roll in a tube sock (6–8 servings of whuppin')
- salad tongs (+2 against vegetarians)
- cherry tomatoes (known in prisons as "trachea ticklers")
- contained nuclear deployment with acceptable non-combatant overlap and long-term climate loss (use sparingly)
- ice cream (warning: may result in friendship)
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