Like riding off into the sunset and slathering horses in SPF 80, roasting meat on skewers is a treasured cowboy tradition. Lasso a savory meal with today’s Groupon: for $50, you get a rodizo meal for two at Em Chamas Brazilian Grill’s Kansas City and St. Joseph locations (up to a $100 total value). The meal includes:
- Rodizio service for two (a $27.50 value each)
- A bottle of wine (up to a $45 value)<p>
Waiters nimbly slice sizzling meats from hefty rodízio skewers during meals at Em Chamas Brazilian Grill. First, pairs of patrons can prime their taste buds at the flower-topped salad bar, which includes more than 30 choices of salads, vegetables, seafood, cheese, and hot and cold dishes. Prepped palates can then flip their specially designed coin to “feed me,” which will summon a parade of pirouetting waiters to unleash a meaty deluge of traditional espeta-skewered beef, pork, and chicken, all cooked rotisserie style over a wood-fired grill. Molars sink into savories such as alcatra com queijo (provolone-stuffed top sirloin), medalhão com bacon (beef medallions wrapped in bacon), sobre coxa de frango picante (spicy chicken thighs), and presunto caramelizado (caramelized pit ham). Patrons can wash down churrascaria flavors with libations ranging from Argentinian malbecs to citrus-tinged whites such as pinot grigio. Once stomachs are so full that they can no longer understand hunger even as an abstract concept, diners simply flip their coin to inform the restaurant cowboys of their satiation.
The churrasco of Em Chamas represents the traditional cuisine of southern Brazil’s lowland plains Pampas region. The black-bedecked waiters at Em Chamas work quickly to keep the flames of carnivorous desire blazing before each crisply white-clothed table. Since today’s deal will feed two people, diners may invite a date or opt to bring along an exact physical double as a thank you for all the times their presence confused potential assassins.
After a trip to South America, restaurateur Sam Silvio was smitten with the desire to open his own churrascaria and began drawing up plans to that end with fellow restaurateur and brother Nick Silvio. Em Chamas sprang from this endeavor and now stands ready to dazzle diners with a continuous procession of meats grilled and skewered gaucho style. For a churrascaria experience at home, the restaurant packs and ships many of its authentic meats to doorsteps throughout the country. Family grill masters can dress up backyard barbecues or tailgates with the gourmet flavors of certified angus beef pichana steaks, carmel cinnamaon pit hams, spicy chicken thighs, garlic picanha, pork loin, and ribs.
At the restaurant, two-course excursions begin with a trip to the gourmet buffet bar, where visitors sift through more than 30 culinary presentations including Brazilian and American fare, seafood dishes, and salads. Once guests flip their table's coin to the "bring it" side, passadores begin dancing out with various cuts of wood-fired meat—including top sirloin stuffed with provolone, bacon-wrapped chicken, Brazilian pork sausage, and caramelized pit ham—which they hand carve according to each eater's specified knife angle. To indicate satiation, diners simply flip the coin over or rip their napkin into the shape of a stop sign.