Good Eats Wednesday


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Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of attending Chima Brazilian Steakhouse on Las Olas in Fort Lauderdale, FL. For anyone who has ever had the pleasure of attending a Brazilian-style steakhouse, you can attest they are quite an experience. A delicious buffet-style salad bar, which brings the term salad bar to a whole new meaning. I sampled gorgonzola mousse, calamari salad, carpacchio, oh yeah, and a little arugula salad with a chimichurri style house dressing. It is not necessary to mention how excessively brimming my plate was with food, but you get the point.

However, I did make it a point to have a carb-free platter. That was until they brought out the cheese rolls, to which I shamelessly threw out the New Year's Diet for the night and ate about 5-6 of them. Yeah, that's right... but they weren't that big... I swear!

Then the waiters serve all kinds of meat imaginable in a "radizio" fashion. They walk around with large skewers of meat and a carving knife. If they see the "Yes" placard next to your setting, they stop and ask if you wish for a serving of whatever they have. I tried sirloin, filet mignon, garlic steak, ribeye and lamb. After surveying the pamphlet, I discovered I didn't even try a fraction of other specialities, including chicken, sausages, pork, and fish. The seasoning was amazing on the meats, which can sometimes be a little salty when going Churrascaria-style. Side dishes were constantly brought to our table to sample as well, such as fried polenta, mashed potatoes, and dessert bananas. Oh and I soon as I politely offered the last cheese roll to everyone at our table, which they declined. I went for it. I couldn't let it go to waste, of course. What I didn't realize was the waiter was watching me, because ten seconds later we got a fresh basket of hot rolls. Darn him! I think he saw my face light up though. That's a good waiter.

Still I couldn't pass up dessert. A little apple streudel and cinnamon ice cream never hurts.

Bon appetit!


  1. My McDreamy loves Brazilian food! I tend to favor more of a vegetarian diet, but the atmosphere of this sort of restaurant is always delightful!

  2. Oh my gosh ... food heaven. that sounds amazing honey!

  3. Looks great honey! So glad to see you back! Kori xoxo

  4. Oh that looks so good! Hmm, will have to look up Brazilian steakhouses nearby...

  5. I love going to these places when I was younger!

  6. I don't have much of an appetite today 'coz I'm sick. But this sure looks inviting! Yummm...!!!

    Happy weekend!

  7. OMG, that sounds incredible! YUM!

  8. Oh my lord!! This all looks so good!! I want a little of each please.

    BTW - I left something special for you on my blog, check it out.


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