Make Mine Meat

Fogo De Chão Ups the Ante on Brazilian Meat-fests

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For of you who don’t speak Portuguese (and let’s face it who does?), Fogo de Chão literally translates into “fire of the ground.” More colloquially, it stands for “campfire” or the vertical fire pits that Brazilian gauchos have used to roast meats for hundreds of years. The pronunciation is something like: “fo-go d’chow” — spoken while zipping past the “da” like Emerson Fittipaldi at The Brickyard, and nasalizing the last “ow.”  Trying saying it like this if you want to sound like a Brazilian. If you simply want to eat like one, you’ve come to the right place.

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