Fogo Throws Down the Tomahawk

Wed. November 28, 2018 12:00 AM
by Jerry Nunn

From the countryside of Southern Brazil to the busy streets at 661 N. La Salle, Fogo de Chao knows how to bring the meat to hungry stomachs. Whether you fast all day to prepare or just have a craving for some beef, this is the spot to be.

The dining room is brighter these days with some new decor added to update the experience. The same dependable staff is onhand though to make a person feel like a king or a queen.

The restaurant offers a private backroom perfect for the holidays, outings and recently hosted a wine tasting by Vik Wines. This company brought a variety of Chilean wines to sample while pairing them to the tableside skewers.

The seasonal market table offered such an array of salads to start things off such as the roasted chicken salad or the quinoa tabouleh.

Some standouts from the gachos serving the meat included the prime part of the top sirloin picanha and the pork sausage. The pork ribs were a little too cumbersome so I saved room for the chicken instead. It's all about a person's preference in this elegant setting.

Another option to order is the dry aged tomahawk ribeye. This 32 ounce piece of deliciousness was massive in size and taste. The char from the grill added to the flavor that was simply to die for.

Choices like this can give a person pause, but just go for it and enjoy the limited time dry ages steak.

If possible, save some room for dessert. The molten chocolate cake hit the spot and had me ready to explode!

Visit to make a reservation today and take a trip to a climate that will warm your stomach up Brazilian style!