Saturday, April 26, 2008

Travel Adventures Continue

Fogo de Chão
Originally uploaded by geoff.greene
(McAllen, TX) - It's eighteen hours since I had dinner at Fogo de Chao and I'm still recovering. The place is legendary, but it was my first time. It lived up to its billing. Bascially, it's a carnivore's dream. Waiters bring Medieval quantities of meat to your table until you cause them to stop. They descend upon you in groups, carrying slabs of meat on skewers and slice pieces for you right at your table.
I had Filet Mignon, garlic beef, chicken breast, pork tenderlion, lamb chops, rack of lamb, parmesan encrusted pork and that's just what I can remember.
There's a huge salad bar, too. But, that's not why you go there. My arteries are slamming shut at the moment.
I flew from Houston this morning here to McAllen. This is an easy trip because the hotel I like is across the street from the airport. I actually walked from the terminal and was sitting in the room less than fifteen minutes after I walked off the plane.
I'll call an Arena Football game on the radio tonight. My guys play their fiercest rivals. It will be fun if we win, misery if we lose.
For dinner, I'll be on the lookout for a fiber boost.

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There's a Fogo de Chao in Addison, (Dallas) Tx right near the Texas de Brazil off Beltline. Both are excellent but I lean a bit toward Texas de Brazil. Trick is to not fill up on the terrific salad bar (as they have hot items on it too like spicy shrimp & tapas).

Our tip is grab a little bit from the salad bar and start the meat coming...this way you can use the salad bar as a bit of a palate cleanser between things like the Tampico beef, bacon-wrapped filet, lamb chops, etc. And pace's a marathon, not a sprint.

I just love that place!!