Monday, April 29, 2013

Meet the Meat

Growing up we had a Brazilian steakhouse near us. The type where there's all you can eat with a salad bar and where the waiters bring various meats to your table to try. I only remember going there a few times, but it definitely left an impression.

Which is why I was so excited when Texas de Brazil, a Brazilian steakhouse opened in Baton Rouge a few years ago. And while I've been wanting to go, it definitely isn't the type of place you go to on a whim. You definitely have to prepare yourself for it (for both the amount of food you'll be eating and the price). Recently though, we finally had the chance to go for my brother-in-law's birthday.
Dinner at Texas De Brazil
My plate filled mainly with the salad bar, and a the first few meat options
The restaurant I remember going to had only a so-so salad bar. The meat options were really where it was at. Except Texas de Brazil had a pretty awesome salad bar. Even the boy who isn't a salad bar person filled up his plate with some of their cheeses and cold meat options. (They actually even had a few sushi rolls to try.)

But while the salad bar was good the star of the meal was still meat. Not too much of a surprise considering my normal choices, but my favorites where the beef ribs and the lamb chops.

Now what do you do after you've eaten so much food you can barely move? Top it off with dessert of course!
Creme Brulee
I went with my normal stand-by of creme brulee. And while it wasn't necessarily the best I've ever had, it was a pretty well down version. (Not that you can really have bad creme brulee, but I have had some that weren't quite up to my high standards. Ha!)

Texas de Brazil definitely lived up to my expectations, and I'd love to go back. I just need to make sure I'm ready for it when I do.

Have you ever been to a Brazilian steakhouse? If so, do you think you managed to eat your money's worth?


  1. Hey there! You posted a comment on my blog and said you were stopping by from Kelly's Korner! Your comment was so sweet!!

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  2. I have never been to one. We have one in Minneapolis but it's pricey and I don't know if I could eat enough to justify the cost. I have heard it has an amazing salad bar and you can pay a lower price and just get the salad bar, which I could see myself doing!

  3. I love Brazilian Steak Houses. We have one close by but you really need to be prepared to go. A friend of ours fasts before he goes. But the food is so good.