Churrascaria cuisine arose from the campfire roasts of Brazilian gauchos, though their resulting feasts always tasted a little like ghost stories. Find less spooky fire-kissed fare with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of Brazilian steakhouse fare at Bossa Nova in Stratford.
Bossa Nova channels Brazilian barbecue traditions in all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of juicy rodizio meats carved tableside ($39.99/person for buffet and tableside service). Having tuned their ears to discern the sound of plates not smothered by steak, servers roam amid white tablecloths with metal swords lifted directly from the grills, where Brazilian-style sausage, bacon-wrapped filet mignon, and barbecue chicken have spent their formative hours nuzzling flames. Trips to the salad bar for cheesy bread and greens doused in creamy sauces form a counterpoint to carnivorean indulgences. The signature rumlike Brazilian spirit cachaça stars in six tropical cocktails ($9 each), complemented in the Bossa Royal by lemon juice and fresh strawberries.