Friday, April 17, 2015

All You Can Eat MEATS!!! @ Fogo de Chão Brazilian

$56.00 per person! (for lunch, dinnertime is more!)

What can I say except MEAT IS DELICIOUS!  So a bunch of us went to Fogo De Chao for lunch as they have an advertised $35 all you can eat special.  However the price escalated quickly when we were offered "water".  We should have suspected something amiss when asked if we wanted non-bubbly or bubbly, which meant we were paying $7.50 per bottle of "fancy" italian water.  On the final bill were 12 bottles as everyone but two of us had "water" and were thinking they were saving money by only drinking water.  But who knows maybe this is how we solve California's water problem!

Despite the misunderstanding with the water, I can't recommend this chain of restaurants enough, having been to both San Jose, CA and Las Vegas, NV branches.  Yep its a chain!  A delicious meaty chain!  Essentially upon arriving you sit down and can visit a very posh salad bar (if you are crazy) filled with prosciutto, parmesan wheels, asparagus, etc.

However the real deal starts when you flip your little coaster/coin from "No Thank You" to "Yes Please" and then all havoc breaks loose as gaucho upon gaucho drops by with swords of delicious meats, meats wrapped in other meats, meats of all sizes and shapes,  all dripping with tasty juices and caramelized exteriors created by direct FLAME!  Its sooooo good! (you can click on the pics to enlarge them! This is about only 1/2 of what I ate... So Full!)

  1. Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse
  2. Upscale Brazilian chain for all-you-can-eat meat carved tableside plus an extensive salad bar.
  3. Address: Suite 1090, Santana Row, 377 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
    Reservations: opentable.com

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Tuesday, April 14, 2015

#6 Roast Beef And Provolone Sandwich @ Jersey Mike's Subs

$12.00 + tax

This place recently opened down the street from where I work, not far from an Ike's Sandwich's.  My initial impression is that I'd have to really give this place another try before I come to any firm conclusions, but with an Ike's so close Jersey Mike's will have to work extra hard!

The sandwich I got was their #6 a Roast Beef And Provolone sandwich.  As  you can see not much roast beef and a ton of shredded lettuce.  I don't mind lettuce, but not as a main on a roast beef sandwich!  The only other qualms with this visit was that the sandwich was drenched in oil, i didn't sense any vinegar either, and the oil was not very flavorful either.  There is nothing worse than a dry sandwich, but this was almost too much oil.  The last item might have been my fault, in my asking for no tomato, they may have taken that to also include no sauces/dressings of any kind.  So while not "dry" there was no mayo, no mustard, etc.  I would have loved to have a creamed horseradish and some mustard on the sandwich.

Again I'll give this place another go and get maybe one of their warm sandwiches, as well as their signature sandwich the #13 or italian.  When I do i'll post another article or update this one.

  1. Jersey Mike's Subs
  2. Sandwich Shop · 0.6 mi
  3. Address: 20080 Stevens Creek Blvd., Suite 101, Cupertino, CA 95014
    Open today · 10:00 am – 9:00 pm

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Friday, March 06, 2015

Smoke and Pepper Burger w/Malt, Err Shake @ Red Robin

$20.00 + tax and tip

Typical faire from a chain restaurant akin to Applebees, Chili's, etc.  Burger was a dry/overcooked, and despite being assured I would get a "malted" vanilla shake, I ended up with just a plain -no malt- shake! Our waitstaff were good, just failed on the food level this time around.  So as of this outing to Red Robin, I can't recommend this establishment to my readers at this time.  Perhaps another outing is needed to rectify this situation.  

  1. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers
  2. $$ · American Restaurant · 2.7 mi
  3. Order-at-the-counter chain for gourmet burgers & boozy shakes, with other American comfort fare
  4. Address: El Paseo de Saratoga, 1000 El Paseo de Saratoga, San Jose, CA 95130
    Open today · 11:00 am – 10:00 pm
    Menu: viewmenu.com

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