Keep the Meat Coming

May 18, 2008 at 11:32 PM 3 comments

By now, you all should know I like food. More specifically, I like meat.

Today, I have another lunch episode to share with you. And it should be no surprise that it has something to do with meat.

For lunch, we went out to a Brazilian (maybe Portuguese, what’s the difference?) steak house.

Now, the first thing you notice when you sit down at one of those churrascarias is that there is this interesting little object. Usually, one side of it is green and the other side red. This little thingamabob is key to your meal, and it is important that you flip it as little as possible. You’ll see why in a moment.

These restaurants are part buffets. You can try their signature chicken Cordon Bleu, or any of the cultural Brazilian dishes such as Lingua, rabada, and other unpronounceable creations, but it’s recommended you save your stomach space for as much meat as possible. Don’t even think about putting any foliage on your plate. Be careful, though. There’s no telling what’s in half of the foods.

So what is a Brazilian steak house anyways? It’s where all the best waiters are located, because these particular breed of food carriers are known as passadors; meat waiters in English. Can you believe it? Waiters entirely dedicated to bringing you meat! This is where the little red-green indicators come in. When the green side is up, they’ll keep bringing you meat. They bring these huge sword things with pepper steak, garlic steak, chicken, and more skewered on it right to your table! When the red side is up, the meat flow is cut. The only reason why the red side is down is because you need some time to digest to make room for more meat.

But you can’t have everything. The meat sometimes comes too slowly, leaving you to watch some Latin channel on their two flat screens or listen to some Brazilian chant/music set on repeat. The buffet food is probably not all that fresh, because who after all eats at the buffet when there’s all this wonderful meat to be had.

The next time you spot one of these places, stop by. Just remember to clear your schedule for the next one hour or two. You’ll want to get the most beef out of your buck.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Sir Me-eat A Lot aka spontaneous jermination  |  May 19, 2008 at 6:13 AM

    dang… you at an all-you-can-eat meat place… Thats weird. I never knew you loved meat so much… or are you just doing this as an act of rebellion towards chinese school? hmmmm… suspicious.

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  • 2. Tracheids and Collenchyma  |  May 19, 2008 at 6:20 AM

    Spontaneous Germination is supposed to be Generation. Why cant people get their fundemental biology correct? Louis Pasteur, one of the most famous scientists, has just been dissed by that previous Sir Meat a lot.

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  • 3. Christine  |  June 7, 2008 at 1:49 AM

    OH MY DAD TOLD ME ABOUT A BRAZILIAN STEAKHOUSE WITH THE GREEN-RED CARD :O
    he only went there because it was with some coworkers…otherwise, eh, nah. he’s a health freak. but yeah. either my dad went to the same place as you, or all brazilian steakhouses are like that.

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