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Brazilian Steakhouse

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Created June 22, 2011 at 11:30 AM

Not a question so much as a delighted statement: my hubs just told me that he has made reservations for the while family to go to our local Brazilian steakhouse in a month or so. The perfect place for a newby Paleo-eater.

Tons of awesome beef being served up as you want it and the best salad bar I've ever seen.

Don't hate me.

Actually, there is a question; do you seasoned Paleo-eaters love or reject the Brazilian steakhouses? Is this a good choice for eating out?

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on November 30, 2011
at 08:20 PM

Or try the Chupacabra.

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on August 08, 2011
at 04:10 PM

Fogo de Chao only uses salt and sometimes garlic on their beef and lamb.

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on June 23, 2011
at 10:20 AM

I am still confused as to why this argument is posted here. I was writing about the three Brazilian steakhouses I know of in Seoul, not the 1000+ Korean barbeque restaurants on every corner of every block in this city.

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on June 23, 2011
at 04:24 AM

It's not that much sugar? Look, I actually saw marinated beef being sold and it was being sold from this container that was basically a sugar container. One piece of beef (and a piece of steak isn't actually U.s. sized) probably had 2 tbsps of sugar and was incredibly well done that and dried out that the taste was incredible and melted in your mouth but you basically ate a beef candy.

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on June 22, 2011
at 11:32 PM

Brazilian steakhouses here serve the meat Brazilian style. However, Korean barbeque is often marinated in sugar with the exception of a few items like pork belly strips. I don't eat the beef when I have Korean barbeque. Way too sweet.

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on June 22, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Even if they are, it still isn't THAT much sugar. I don't see any problem with the occasional deviation from strict paleo doctrine unless you have some metabolic issues or specific problems. I still occasionally have ice cream, key lime pie, ect. I promised myself that when I went paleo I'd mever be so paleo that it interfered with my ability to have a life or enjoy an evening with my friends. Then again, I went paleo just for weight loss and because it made sense as opposed to any specific medical condition I was trying to correct.

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on June 22, 2011
at 04:44 PM

We go a couple of times a year as a family and we always joke that the boys can waaaaay out eat the girls although my daughters and I give it good try!

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on June 22, 2011
at 03:05 PM

Don't the Koreans marinate their beef with sugar? If you eat beef at Korean restaurants, aren't you basically eating massively sugar-cured beef?

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on June 22, 2011
at 02:30 PM

I think I will give a call and ask about gluten and MSG. The grass-fed situation I'll have to live with from time to time. My hubs LOVES to eat out and we do several times a week. Very challenging for me so far.

776bb678d88f7194b0fa0e5146df14f0

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on June 22, 2011
at 02:25 PM

If Mongolian BBQ is the same as Korean BBQ in that they let you cook your meat on a grill in front of you, it was probably because it's the most fun restaurant meal ever.

A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

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on June 22, 2011
at 02:17 PM

The chefs or the beef?

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on June 22, 2011
at 01:58 PM

Most have grain finished beef. I speak to the chefs before I eat. I have not found one yet who is 100% grass fed

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on June 22, 2011
at 01:07 PM

Haha, don't forget to try Cupim, the best cut of meat. Some steakhouses also see Capybara, a large and delicious rodent!

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on June 22, 2011
at 12:22 PM

They are spendy. My youngest daughter somehow found a local deal where the plate charge is $30 down from $45. Woot! (do peeps still say woot?)

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on June 22, 2011
at 11:58 AM

Let me just say this: If a Brazilian-style steakhouse opened up in my town, they'd lose money. I've got paleo friends who eat like it's their job. We're talking POUNDS, BABY! POUNDS!

But yes, expensive. And awesome.

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on June 22, 2011
at 11:51 AM

i LOVE them...i know it isn't grass fed or organic, but due to the constraints of my commissary overseas it seems most of my meat isn't. However, I think a brazilian steakhouse is a paleo dream! I can eat tons of meat and I don't have to cook any of it :)

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on June 22, 2011
at 11:42 AM

I would love to love my local Brazilian steakhouses but it's way too expensive.

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on June 22, 2011
at 12:22 PM

They are spendy. My youngest daughter somehow found a local deal where the plate charge is $30 down from $45. Woot! (do peeps still say woot?)

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on June 22, 2011
at 01:19 PM

perhaps call and ask about the cuts of meat, probably not organic so eating alot of it might not be in your best interest.

Also do they season it? I've been to a few and I'd swear (never asked) that its seasoned....probably with prepared products potentially with MSG, gluten etc.

Worth making a call for some peace of mind before consuming lots of protein.

Last time I was at one I was immediately in the restroom for the remainder of the meal. Meat was also potentially cross contaiminated.

We're moving to Sao Paulo in a few months and I'll be checking into these places as they are so typical....I'd imagine there they also have their secrets to making everything taste so yummy.

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on June 22, 2011
at 02:30 PM

I think I will give a call and ask about gluten and MSG. The grass-fed situation I'll have to live with from time to time. My hubs LOVES to eat out and we do several times a week. Very challenging for me so far.

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on June 22, 2011
at 11:46 AM

I'm a Paleo Newbie as well and was just telling my hubby the other day that I could really get excited about going to a Brazilian steakhouse. I've been only once. Yum!

Eating out Paleo intimidates me at the moment.

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on August 08, 2011
at 03:15 PM

My husband and I first ate at one in Hefei when we were in China adopting our youngest daughter. We were all in heaven. I've yet to go to one in the states, though. Any PH'ers in the Austin area who can recommend one? I'm way north, but willing to go way south for yummy meat and the experience (and we have birthdays an anniversary coming up, so we can justify the expense!)

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on June 22, 2011
at 10:23 PM

I ate at one last night for the 1st time -- Fogo De Chao, and it was pretty good. The meat was a little too seasoned but not bad. Dunno what the seasonings are but if you have a problem with gluten or msg it probably doesn't hurt to ask.

The salad bar was pretty fantastic too. There was an 85 lbs block of parmesan, which was amazing.

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on August 08, 2011
at 04:10 PM

Fogo de Chao only uses salt and sometimes garlic on their beef and lamb.

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on June 22, 2011
at 10:12 PM

Last Time I went. I ate so much meat my ribs hurt on the inside. I shot my blood sugar to like 320. It is how I learned that protein in large amounts can raise glucose levels in the body.

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on June 22, 2011
at 02:36 PM

I don't mind spending the cash because I know I am getting my money worth. I stick to the expensive cuts and last time ate close to 2lbs. I was stuffed!

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on June 22, 2011
at 04:44 PM

We go a couple of times a year as a family and we always joke that the boys can waaaaay out eat the girls although my daughters and I give it good try!

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on June 22, 2011
at 01:28 PM

There are three that I know of in Seoul, and if it wouldn't seem absolutely bizarre, I'd be willing to go by myself after a five-hour hike and make them regret a flat-fare. I get stupid on beef at those places and I'm trying to get a friend of mine willing to cough up the money, but apparently, her appetite isn't as optimistically as big as mine.

B7fec4bf394de8dfa6403067aea94e1b

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on June 23, 2011
at 10:20 AM

I am still confused as to why this argument is posted here. I was writing about the three Brazilian steakhouses I know of in Seoul, not the 1000+ Korean barbeque restaurants on every corner of every block in this city.

B7fec4bf394de8dfa6403067aea94e1b

(1546)

on June 22, 2011
at 11:32 PM

Brazilian steakhouses here serve the meat Brazilian style. However, Korean barbeque is often marinated in sugar with the exception of a few items like pork belly strips. I don't eat the beef when I have Korean barbeque. Way too sweet.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5152)

on June 22, 2011
at 03:05 PM

Don't the Koreans marinate their beef with sugar? If you eat beef at Korean restaurants, aren't you basically eating massively sugar-cured beef?

332d9f75d1077abafff6887681f6b130

(1081)

on June 22, 2011
at 07:55 PM

Even if they are, it still isn't THAT much sugar. I don't see any problem with the occasional deviation from strict paleo doctrine unless you have some metabolic issues or specific problems. I still occasionally have ice cream, key lime pie, ect. I promised myself that when I went paleo I'd mever be so paleo that it interfered with my ability to have a life or enjoy an evening with my friends. Then again, I went paleo just for weight loss and because it made sense as opposed to any specific medical condition I was trying to correct.

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5152)

on June 23, 2011
at 04:24 AM

It's not that much sugar? Look, I actually saw marinated beef being sold and it was being sold from this container that was basically a sugar container. One piece of beef (and a piece of steak isn't actually U.s. sized) probably had 2 tbsps of sugar and was incredibly well done that and dried out that the taste was incredible and melted in your mouth but you basically ate a beef candy.

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on June 22, 2011
at 11:57 AM

My experience: 10 years ago a co-worker strong armed me into doing Atkins with him. We started doing lunch once a week at one of these Brazillian "all-the-meat-you-can-eat" places (we also hit the Mongolian BBQ place once a week too).

Tasty, filling, but we always kinda felt slightly nauseous afterwards. We stopped going after a couple of months. The Mongolian BBQ, on the other hand, was a guaranteed trip to the bathroom within an hour - sometimes I barely made it back to the office. Strangely, we never stopped going there.

776bb678d88f7194b0fa0e5146df14f0

(1069)

on June 22, 2011
at 02:25 PM

If Mongolian BBQ is the same as Korean BBQ in that they let you cook your meat on a grill in front of you, it was probably because it's the most fun restaurant meal ever.

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