Just got word thatFogo de Chao
, the churrasqueiro that got its start in Rio Grande do Sul, Southern Brazil, is set to open in Denver on Thursday, July 23, at 1513 Wynkoop Street in a space that encompasses more than 14,000 square feet.
If you're not familiar with the Brazilian steakhouse chain, here's what you can expect: Fifteen cuts of cow, including picanha, a salt-licked, garlic-rubbed prime sirloin; a freakishly large salad and sides buffet -- bigger than the produce section in most markets -- with more than thirty items, from hearts of palm, mozzarella balls and sausages to cheeses, composed salads and smoked salmon; knife-wielding gauchos garbed in billlowy black pants nimbly moving from table to table peddling pit-roasted skewers of beef; and two very important cards on your table to indicate that you want more meat, like now (that's the green card) and a red card that signifies you need a cardiologist a whole lot more than you need another skewer.
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Fogo de Chao will be open daily for dinner, and for lunch, beginning Monday, August 3.