Posts Tagged ‘Steak’
Alright. Alright. Get your minds out of the gutter. We went to Texas de Brazil over the weekend. We being Cousin Tracy, Jeff, Brian and me.
The restaurant has a massive salad bar that offers a lot more than just salad. You have to be very careful because you can easily get full on the salad bar items and then not have any room for the steak and other meats.
Besides salad, they have their signature lobster bisque soup (which was delicious), all sorts of breads and cheeses, some sushi, smoked salmon, smoked prosciutto, grilled provolone, cooked shrimp, Greek olives… I can’t even name them all because there were like 50 different items in the salad buffet. Maybe more than 50. It was wild. I should have taken pictures of it, but didn’t want to draw too much attention. It was a bit of a fancy place after all.
Here’s Brian enjoying some smoke prosciutto.
I was very happy to find that they had rice because, as you all know, I like to eat rice with all of my meals. The Brazilian black beans dish was yummy. It had great flavor and went really well with my white rice.
Jeff, aka “Mustache Man” (that’s what Vicky’s daughter Faith kept calling him), waiting for some meat.
Here come the meat…
The infamous Brazilian sausage…
It was very good. As was everything else that I tried.
For those of you who are unfamiliar with the restaurant (we don’t have one here in Wichita, but they are all over Texas), it’s a Brazilian steakhouse where the meat-men (I guess they’re supposed to be gauchos) come to your table with these big hunks of meat on a stick and they just slice you off a piece of your choosing. You have these little round cards that are green on one side and red on the other. If you want the meat-men to come, you just put it on the green side. If you want some privacy or want to be left alone, you just turn it on the red side and then they don’t bother you. I think the closest thing we have to Texas de Brazil is Fogo de Chao, which is at least three hours away. I really wish we had a place like this in Wichita, because it’s actually kind of fun. Makes for an interactive dining experience.
They were making fun of me because I kept my little disc on green even though I didn’t want any more food. I just wanted the meat-men to keep coming so I could take photos. Since I couldn’t eat everything, I wanted to make sure I at least got a photo. I think I got a photo of every single meat they offered except for the ribs. I didn’t get a photo of it and thought that someone would come back by with some ribs, but no one ever did.
I could have easily eaten everything in sight, but I behaved myself. If I did, I would have surely passed out and Brian would not have been a happy camper. Specially since he needed my help to navigate out of downtown Fort Worth. LOL.
Anyway, Texas de Brazil is something else and definitely worth checking out. My advice, take it easy on the salad bar and save room for all the savory meats. There was offered various cuts of beef, pork, chicken, lamb, bacon wrapped meats, breaded meats, sausage, ribs… It’s pretty insane. Definitely come hungry!
Mom won a free dinner at the Scotch & Sirloin at one of her work functions. Brian and I decided to tag along. We were originally planning on paying for our dinner, but mom and dad said they would pick up the tab. As luck would have it, mom actually had $100 (instead of the original $50 she thought she had) to spend on dinner. It worked out great. The four of us got to eat for free, practically.
We all must have been starving on Friday night because we completely decimated the combination appetizer before I could even take a picture of it. The fried broccoli is my favorite.
Brian had salad, but I opted for the soup because I heard it’s really good.
I wasn’t disappointed.
I’m not much of a steak-eater, so I ordered the mahi mahi entree.
Mahi mahi is one of my favorites. By the way, can you tell that the rice in the little bowl is different from the rice that is under the fish? I thought it was kind of weird that they gave me two different kinds of rice.
Dad had the beef kabob, which looked really yummy.
Mom had the petite prime rib, which wasn’t very petite if you ask me.
Brian had some kind of chicken dish.
We had a 12-layer chocolate cake for dessert. It was delicious! And, it was so big that we couldn’t finish it. Mom and dad got to take home all the leftovers, including what was left of the chocolate cake. I was really tempted to go over there today to have some leftover cake, but figured that they’d probably eaten it all already. I know it wouldn’t have lasted over here. =P
I finally got a chance to try Hangar One Steakhouse when our boss took us there for lunch a couple of weeks ago (yes, I’m way behind on posting photos). It was a celebration lunch.
The decor inside the restaurant is pretty neat. I liked that the employees all wore pilot uniforms.
Here’s a picture of the aviation-themed menu.
Obligatory food pictures follow.
Brian still hasn’t been there so I’ll have to take him one of these days. I think the best time to go is in the evening when the bar upstairs is open so you can hang out up there to listen to the air traffic and watch the planes go by. Maybe I’ll take him on a date there or something.
We took Matthias to Texas Roadhouse for dinner tonight. He loves American steak (apparently beef in Germany isn’t as tasty as US beef; their cows are not like ours, I guess) and really likes Texas Roadhouse.
I had their grilled pork chop. Brian had some ribs. Matthias had the KC strip. I didn’t take a picture of his food, though, because we had just met and I figured it was weird enough that I was taking pictures of our food. I think we’ll have to eat with him a few times and get to know him better, before I can feel comfortable taking pictures of his food without him thinking I’m strange. It’s probably too late for that, though. I’m sure he’s already decided I’m strange. LOL.
Anyway, what I really wanted to share with you guys is the “Early Dinner” special that’s going on right now at Texas Roadhouse. If you dine before 5 PM, Monday through Thursday, you can choose from 10 delicious dinners for only $7.99 — that’s cheaper than a Sandwich at Caffe Moderne!
It sucks for folks like Brian and me, who don’t get off work until 5 PM. It works great for everyone else, though. If you’re one who’s able to make it for the “Early Dinner” thing, go eat a bunch of ribs for me. =P
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