A Brazilian steakhouse will be added to the dining options offered in Carolina Forest in March.
Mike Zalloum, owner of Boston Pizza Plus, is no stranger to the Brazilian steakhouse restaurant style. He formerly owned and operated one in downtown Myrtle Beach named Fogo Do Brazil. He has decided to keep the old name and reopen in Carolina Forest. Fogo Do Brazil means “fire from Brazil.”
“I want to give the local people a place where they can go in Carolina Forest to get this style of eating outside of Myrtle Beach,” Zalloum said. “With the summer tourist traffic, why go into Myrtle Beach when there are so many restaurant options right here in your own neighborhood? I enjoyed every second of being at my old Brazilian steakhouse and I can’t wait to introduce my customers to my new restaurant. This will be a very classy place to dine.”
A Brazilian steakhouse is traditionally called a churrascaria. Churrasco is a style of Portuguese cooking.
According to the Urban dictionary, “Churrascaria is distinctly a South American style rotisserie, it owes its origins to the fireside roasts of the gaúchos of southern Brazil traditionally from the Pampa region, centuries ago. In modern restaurants, rodizio service is typically offered. Passadors (meat waiters) come to your table with knives and a skewer, on which are speared various kinds of meat, be it beef, pork, filet mignon, lamb, chicken, duck, ham (and pineapple), sausage, fish, or any other sort of local cut of meat.”
For around $20, patrons will be treated to an all-you-can-eat menu that includes a special appetizer, deluxe endless salad bar, fresh bread and 12 different items of meat served on skewers. Some of these will include chicken wrapped with bacon, sausage, filet mignon, top sirloin, flank, chicken legs, lamb chops, leg of lamb, ribs and grilled pineapple.
Zalloum plans an atmosphere that is comfortable and classy. There is a full bar area that will feature a complete wine list and cocktail concoctions. A cozy outdoor patio is also available.
Zalloum has always wanted to reopen his Brazilian steakhouse. He loves the style of cooking and looks forward to offering his neighbors in Carolina Forest something a little different. He said his food will make people happy and that is what means the most to him. The grand opening is planned for March 20. Call 236-6622 for more information. The restaurant will be located at 2005 Oak Heart Road.
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