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.
Grilled Beef Tenderloin Skewers – Tender medallions of filet mignon served with chimichurri salsa will satisfy any meat cravings.
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.
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.
Charcuterie Board – Assorted cheeses, prosciutto, salami, figs and 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.
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
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)
Ruby Red Martini (Ketel One vodka, ruby red grapefruit, fresh lemon juice)
Fogo de Chão Signature Caipirinha (Cachaça, fresh limes, sugar)
If you are looking for a Happy Hour that will fill you up, head to Fogo de Chão near you!