Happy Hour at Fogo de Chão

When I think about Fogo de Chão, the Brazilian steakhouse, I think about it’s reputation as a meat lovers destination. With almost a dozen skewers of lamb, beef, pork and chicken being carried through the dining room, my previous visit to Fogo de Chão resulted in a “meat coma”, borderlining the “meat sweats”. But, rest assured, if you are looking for a “lighter” experience or perhaps you are not in the mood for an intense meat-filled meal, you can still enjoy the flavors of Fogo de Chão at their Happy Hour.

Happy Hour, offered Monday through Friday from 4:30-6:30pm, not only offers Brazilian-inspired small plates but also at a special price! Check out what’s available:

Warm Hearts of Palm and Spinach Dip – Served with crispy toasts, it’s a creamy, filling dish that is great to share with friends.

Warm Hearts of Palm and Spinach Dip, crispy toasts

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers – Tender medallions of filet mignon served with chimichurri salsa will satisfy any meat cravings.

Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers, chimichurri salsa

Crispy Parmesan Polenta Fries – These fries are completely addicting! They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside and complemented by the malagueta (a Brazilian chili) aioli.

Crispy Parmesan Polenta Fries, malagueta aioli

Picanha Sirloin Sliders – The prime part of the top sirloin, picanha is the signature steak of Fogo de Chão. Full of flavor, the meat is placed between a  warm pão de queijo cheese roll and served with chimichurri salsa.

Picanha Sirloin Sliders, four cheese bread, chimichurri aioli

Charcuterie Board – Assorted cheeses, prosciutto, salami, figs and crostini

Charcuterie Board (assorted cheeses, prosciutto, salami, figs, crostini)

Happy Hour at Fogo de Chão may not put you in a “meat coma”, but it is still very filling. If you feel that vegetables or fruit are lacking, perhaps add one of the seasonal salads to your order. These are not on the happy hour menu but are nice, lighter compliments.

Winter Citrus Salad  Layers of white, pink and ruby red grapefruits, oranges, tangerines, and blood oranges finished with a hint of sugar and mint.

Winter Citrus Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad – Roasted brussels sprouts, brown sugar and red pepper bacon, parmigiano-reggiano, and sweet peppadew peppers tossed with a house-made preserved lemon vinaigrette

Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad

Of course, what is happy hour without a drink? Fogo de Chão offers a selection of cocktails, including some new seasonal drinks.

Caramelized Pineapple Old Fashioned (Bulleit Rye Whiskey, fresh caramelized pineapple, orange, Luxardo cherries)

Caramelized Pineapple Old Fashioned

Ruby Red Martini (Ketel One vodka, ruby red grapefruit, fresh lemon juice)

Ruby Red Martini

Fogo de Chão Signature Caipirinha (Cachaça, fresh limes, sugar)

Fogo de Chão Signature Caipirinha

If you are looking for a Happy Hour that will fill you up, head to Fogo de Chão near you!