Was it necessary? No. Was it gluttonous and indulgent? Yes. But was it absurdly delicious? Yes, yes it was.
TWL recommends Rei Da Gado Churrascaria-house to the greedy. The food never stops coming. The salad bar, stuffed great with crab legs, salmon, prosciutto with capers, giant shrimp, etc. is more than enough. But those meat carver people keep coming to your table and slicing off tender slices of beef (several varieties), and turkey and chicken that HAVE BEEN WRAPPED IN BACON! It was delicious. Even Stavvy, who normally eats like a bird, lost her composure and ate like a pregnant truck driver. Lisa from Min-e-soh-ta matched her flank steak for flank steak.
Here’s the rub. For $43 per person weekday and $49 per person on the weekends; Rei Da Gado don’t come cheap (Well for us it did, this meal was comped.)
But if you are like me, a selfish and greedy carnivore with a hunger for juicy steaks and meaty crab legs, and lack enough sense to know when it's time to stop eating, then this is actually a value.
Due to the rampant indulgence (I think about us sitting around afterwards, almost comatose, guts stuffed great with meat, and I shudder), I think I should caution that this is really only appropriate for birthdays, anniversaries, slump-busters, etc.
When you turn this contraption with the red side facing up it means, "no mas!" or "no more!" and they stop bringing meats to the table.
Fun Pop Quiz:
Which of the following was NOT uttered by at least one member of our party at Rei Do Gado’s Brazilian steakhouse last night:
1. I haven’t had this much meat in my mouth since that Pride after-party.
2. I haven’t been stuffed with this much meat since I slept with that basketball player in college.
3. I just can’t stop saying yes to that man’s meat.
If you answered, 2, you would be correct.