The first Michigan location of Brazilian barbecue paradise Fogo de Chão arrives on November 6 in Troy with plenty of skewered, fire-roasted meats in tow. The new outpost is located just off I-75 at 301 W. Big Beaver Rd.
An attraction for meat lovers, Fogo de Chão was founded in 1979 in Porto Alegre, Brazil. The restaurant blends one of the South American country’s favorite pastimes — churrasco (Portuguese for "barbecue") — with rodízio-style dining in which customers pay a fixed price and service staff circulate past tables offering different selections of grilled meats on skewers.
Fogo has since gone on to open more than 30 locations in the United States. The company rivals similar Brazilian-style barbecue restaurants such as Texas de Brazil, which operates a location in downtown Detroit.
The Troy location will span two levels and offer a “panoramic view of the grill” where meats are prepared by Brazilian-trained chef, according to a release. Chef Thiago Moreira, who grew up in Cidade Gaúcha, Brazil, will helm the kitchens.
Diners at Fogo de Chão can go with the full, family-style prix fixe experience that includes all premium and classic cuts plus salads, imported charcuterie and cheeses, vegetables, and feijoada (black bean stew). The location is also offering a select cut option for $29 that includes one cut of meat or a Brazilian cuts option for $42 that will feature a continual service of the most popular beef, chicken, lamb, and pork cuts from Brazil.
In addition to the dinner options, the Troy restaurant will also have a $15 lunch special (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday) with charcuterie and cheeses, vegetables, feijoada, and sides and a weekend brunch (11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday).