Throwback Thursday

It’s hard to believe that today’s already Thursday. A snowstorm during the week can throw things off in a hurry.

Today’s #TBT is from my trip to Houston, Texas almost eight years ago. I was newly hired by a very large American company and they flew me from New Brunswick to Texas for a month to train. I don’t know if I’d ever want to live in Houston, but it was a great city to visit.

One of the things I did was eat at one of the best restaurants I’ve ever been to: Fogo de Chão.

It’s funny…I actually discussed this restaurant while dining with co-workers last week. If you have never been to Fogo de Chão, here is the deal: meat. In fact, it’s an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse. And they have an extremely simple, yet fun way to serve your food.

So when you order the “meat buffet”, you’re not going up to a big spread on a table somewhere. Instead, there are servers walking around from table to table while holding platters with different meats on them (I was told at least 20 different types, actually). Once they’ve made it once around the restaurant, they’ll switch out with another meat from the kitchen. There are multiple servers so the meat is constantly going around the room.

As a guest, you are given a “token” that’s green on one side and red on the other. Much like a stoplight, “green means go”…so if a server sees green facing up, they’ll come over and offer you the cut of meat that they have (filet mignon, top sirloin, lamb, rib eye, etc.). They will continue to do this until you flip your card over to show red, at which point they will not bother you and let you eat whatever pile of meat is on your plate.

They offer other things to eat, obviously, but my friend and I went there to chow down on a $60 meal of ALL MEAT. And yes, I got the “meat sweats” as we made our way to a Houston Astros game once the meals were done.

So to top it all off, I had to get a picture taken at this restaurant. You can tell by the look on my face that I definitely got my money’s worth that day.

Throwback Thursday


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