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April 20, 2018 ~ Located at 525 Smithfield St., at the corner of Oliver Ave., Fogo de Chao is set to offer authentic Brazilian culture and cuisine in the heart of Downtown Pittsburgh starting on Monday, April 23, 2018.
Raised in Serra Gaucha, Brazil, the Founders of Fogo de Chao learned churrasco grilling and other traditional Brazilian cooking techniques and opened their first restaurant in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil, followed by Sao Paulo. They eventually opened their first US location in Dallas, TX in 1997. Other locations followed, and the group now has restaurants in New Orleans, Las Vegas, Portland, Minneapolis, Miami, Boston and now Pittsburgh.
Upon entering, guests have a panoramic view of the restaurant, featuring an open kitchen with the churrasqueira grill, a White Carrara marble Market Table, and an expansive bar. The warm, contemporary dining room welcomes guests with Brazilian-inspired design elements including a hand-woven rope wall and a bas-relief interpretation of Antônio Caringi’s famous statue, O Laçador, an embodiment of the gaucho culture of Southern Brazil.
You can catch weekend brunch buffet for about $40, and a dinner buffet starts at about $50 per person.