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A new meating place
If you put "sumptuous" in your description of food, you have my attention. Let's analyze that word for a second:
Of a size or splendor suggesting great expense; lavish
Say it. Your mouth forms a sultry pout, doesn't it?! For me, the term evokes images of beautiful, sexy foodies around a table of exquisite food, enjoying course after course of fabulous food with wine.
Well, the word appears in an advertisement for Boi Na Braza Churrascaria. I'm highly-suggestible when it comes to marketing (especially food) so I have to go, especially since they're throwing around the "s" word. They are supposed to open in Carew Tower (441 Vine Street, call 513-421-7111 for more info) "May 2007," although I'm not quite sure if that means May 1 or May 31. I'll have to ask Polly...
This type of restaurant has been trendy for the last few years. I've been to other Brazilian steak houses, also known as all-you-can-eat meat fests, and they were pretty darn good. So it will be interesting to see how this one is. I think it's more about the crowd you're with at places like this.
What do you guys think about the meat-on-a-sword trend? Been to Amor de Brazil, the Brazilian steak house in Mason? Do you like the concept of such places, or are you thinking "Não mais!"?