Thursday, October 11, 2007

Brazilian steakhouse. I don't think so

I was thrilled to hear that what had been Orange Oasis, 5934 Stetson Hills Blvd., has been transformed into a Brazilian steakhouse.

I love Brazilian steakhouses. I've been to Rodizio Grill in Denver and Texas de Brazil in Miami. The way it works is that after loading up on a high-end, tremendous super salad bar, you flip your shaker-like device from red to green. That signals the gouchos, men carrying meat on giant skewers, to visit your table and offer you one tantalizing entree after another.

You keep it green until you're about to die and then you flip it over to red, meaning you're done.

With apologies to Lloyd Benson: "Alpha Grill, I've been to Brazilian steakhouses. I love Brazilian steakhouses. You, sir, are no Brazilian steakhouse!"

This is like a Brazilian steakhouse, as imagined and designed, by somebody who ran a Hometown Buffet and once visited Rodizio. (I don't know this to be the case, I'm just saying it tastes like that.)

The salad bar is like Home Town. The meats are all low-quality, tasteless slabs with no trace of Brazilian spices.

I'm still waiting for somebody in this town to open a real Brazilian steakhouse.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

hey How about texas de brazil in denver ?

11:21 AM  
Blogger Warren Epstein said...

love texas de brazil... didn't know they had one in denver. wish it wasn't so darned expensive.

8:12 AM  
Blogger brazilianprincess said...

Hey, i've been to many brazilian steak houses, including ones in Brazil. The difference is the way the meat is prepared. Most the meats at Rodizio or the one in Texas have their meats imported from Brazil, their cows are fed with grass, while here in America, its grain, so the texture is different. And actually, in Brazil, the Alpha Grill is actually closer to any brazilian steak house in Brazil, plus, they're cheaper than Rodizio's as well. I think that before you go accusing a "real brazilian steakhouse", you should look up on it and go to Brazil

1:39 AM  

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