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What I Ate: September 22, 2010 (Fogo de Chao)

Posted 23 September, 2010 at 11:34pm by Michael Chu
(Filed under: Food, What I Ate)

Dinner: After not getting enough of the meats that I enjoyed the most the last time I dined at Fogo de Chão (309 East 3rd Street, Austin, TX‎ - (512) 472-0220‎), I decided to eat there again - this time for Austin Restaurant Week where dinner (included dessert) was $35 per person instead of the typical $45.50 (without dessert).

Fogo de Chao - Salad Plate
A plate from the extensive salad bar
Fogo de Chao - Gaucho slicing meat

Gaucho slicing meat

Fogo de Chao - Fried Polenta
Fried Polenta
Fogo de Chao - Caramelized Bananas
Caramelized Bananas
Fogo de Chao - Mashed Potatoes
Mashed Potatoes
Fogo de Chao - Yucca Chips
Yucca Chips

It's not easy to take a picture of the meat since it's dark where they are slicing (next to the table) and I don't have many pieces of meat on my plate at any given time. Here's some picanha that I got after having a rack of lamb, linguica, and various cuts of beef.

Fogo de Chao - Picanha

The two desserts we had were good, but this key lime pie was excellent. Just enough tartness, strong lime flavor, excellent smooth texture, and a nice soft (but not mushy) graham flour crust.

Fogo de Chao - Key Lime Pie
Key Lime Pie
Fogo de Chao - Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake
Triple Chocolate Mousse Cake