I had heard a rumour that a major Brazilian 'chain' (currently with restaurants in Dallas, Houston and Atlanta) would be opening a Brazilian Churrascaria in the near future here in Chicago.
I e-mailed them and received a response today! and it's good news... I can't wait for them to open!
Here is their response:
"Thanks you so much for your interest in Fogo de Chao.
We are very excited to inform you about the opening of our newest location in Chicago at 661 N. LaSalle Street, Chicago IL 60610.
We have received many comments from customers/residents in this city, which has encouraged us to continue our work of service and hospitality in the US.
The Grand opening is schedule for this summer, but we will be happy to keep you posted as soon as we have a more specific date.
We appreciate your feedback and we look forward to providing you, your family and friends with our traditional "Gaucho way of preparing meat".
Fogo de Chao Management"
I have been to their churrascarias in Brazil and they are excellent, and I have had recommendations from Brazilians in Texas telling me that their restaurants in the US are "just like home".
For reference, their website address is attached.