What else can you say about Fogo De Chao that hasn't been said already? If you don't know, Fogo De Chao is probably the best Brazilian churrascaria in Atlanta. A churrascaria is a Brazilian steakhouse. Basically, gauchos—Brazilian cowboys, although I'm not sure if Fogo hires real Brazilian cowboys—stick a sword through some chunk of meat, salt it, and cook it over fire. A good churrascaria is known for their grilling technique, their seasoning technique, and their cuts of meat.
I've been to Fogo a lot, and I love them. But I always dread going there because most Atlanta churrascarias suck. Other churrascarias usually over-salt or overcook the meat. So I always think Fogo is the same and think they'll suck. Luckily, I'm wrong all the time. Fogo knows how to cook their meat. Also, it's all you can eat. Where else can you eat tons of fillet mignon, picanha, top sirloin and other great meats until you're about to burst?
Their gauchos work fast. They need to work as fast as possible so they can satisfy their meat-hungry, blood-thirsty customers. Those gauchos work so fast, they won't even pause long enough for me to take a decent picture.
Besides their meat, their salad bar is the best I've experienced in Atlanta. Besides your fresh, common vegetables like lettuce, beets, and tomatoes; the salad bar also includes vegetables that many people in Atlanta might not have seen before like hearts of palm and certain peppers. Their salad bar also includes great cold meats and excellent cheeses.
I like the salad bar so much, sometimes I come here just for the salad bar. It's cheaper than the meat option. Although, I always regret it because of the delicious aroma of grilled meat.
|Standard salad stuff|
|See those bright red peppers at the bottom? Try those, they're very hot but good.|
|Gigantic asparagus, hearts of palm, and Tabbouleh|
|Fresh mozzarella, some peppers, and salmon.|
Fogo De Chao
3101 Piedmont Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30305