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Fogo e Brassa

Jeanette | May 13, 2004 09:11 PM

The brazilian meat place, in Chandler. this is a place with the all you can eat appitizer, seafood bar then all you can eat meat brought to your table kind of place. They bring the meat on skewers and cut it off directly onto your plate. $30/pp.

Black tie, mostly brazilain waiters mixed with customers in shorts and even some t-shirts. This kind of 'what's wrong here' kind of ran through the whole evening. Service great for 1/2 hour, then they disappear for 15 minutes. And this had nothing to do with bringing more meat, not even when it came to the expensive cuts (which do show up later in the parade of ten courses of different meats). All the meats were good, some very good, but a bit too much salt prevailed on many. Standouts were the sirloin, ham, lamb and spanish chorizo sausage. the raved about garlic rib eye and filet were good, but the sirloin flavor surpassed both.

Servings were large, and we were repeatedly and graciously offered more of whatever we wanted. Wine list was dull, but a few selections at the low end, many at middle, some at high. the seafood salad bar was disappointing. Cold shrimp a bit mushy, but cocktail sauce was quite good. plenty of tasty snow crab claws, but who wants to do all this work? several seafood salads that were universally okay to good. Sides (white rice, some kind of yucca, fried bananas, beans, and a salsa type condiment) delivered to the table were unremarkable, with the exception of the salsa, which I would have happily eaten from a soup bowl.

Would we go again? Yes, definately. We are big fans of meat, and the place was fun. However, I'd probably try a different restaurant with the same theme rather than return to Fogo.

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