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Wow, the $19.99 Rodizio Lunch at Boizao!

Mild Bill Apr 2, 2009 03:05 PM

I'm doing low carb and yesterday I felt like having a steak...
I've been eating cheap, making low carb wraps for the past few days so I felt justified...

It was lunch time, and Longhorn and Sam Seltzer--- both on Dale Mabry in Tampa--- were really busy...
I planned on getting a big steak and I was fearing the price tag, thinking of just buying a steak and cooking it myself--- but then I thought of the Brazilian places in Tampa...

The two smaller places closed up--- Brasa Grill on Waters and Brasilia on Armenia--- so I called Boizao to ask if they were open for lunch, and if so, how much was the lunch Rodizio...
Dinner's like $50.00, so I was really happy to hear $19.99...

I was there in a couple minutes...

Normally I'm not uncomfortable eating by myself but this place is pretty fancy and this time I was a little... It didn't stop me... It smelled great...

The big salad bar is nice, but diminished for lunch, and who cares?!
I snatched a few olives, grilled red peppers, and green beans...

A two-sided disc on the table--- green and red...
MORE MEAT or DEAR GOD, NO MORE MEAT...

Supposedly 40 various items would be trotted out of the kitchen on twin skewers two at a time... Before I could wonder how long the wait would be in between offerings it was 'shock and awe'...

Fresh, juicy, tender, grilled, well-seasoned, and dripping, cuts of various beef, pork, chicken, sausage, bacon wrapped this and that, beef rib, leg of lamb!, lamb chops!, kept coming at me...
Pre-cut portioned chunks slid off the skewer, and slices of larger primals that you grab with your personal tongs as they peel away...

It was a scene man...

Next time I'll say no to the chicken breast and pork loin, and double yes to the lamb, beef ribs, and top sirloin...
All the beef was spectacular... But pretty rare, like I want it...

I don't know what someone does who likes beef well done, but I imaging they accommodate...

Today, I'm still in ketosis, and yes, I wanted to go back...

I promised myself I'd go twice a month...

And great googlymoogly, I need to see what they do for dinner!

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    LJBTampa RE: Mild Bill Apr 3, 2009 08:27 AM

    We had our office holiday luncheon there in December. I was quite certain before going that I'd have some salad and just a little meat. The meat was amazing, and I couldn't stop myself. The meat is well seasoned. When we left, I felt bloated from too much salt. We ate SO much! It was just embarrassing. :-)

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      Mild Bill RE: LJBTampa Apr 3, 2009 11:55 AM

      About the salt--- I agree... I 'think' they re-season as they bring the large roasts back into the kitchen after slicing...
      Only the first slice of the outside crusts were overly seasoned when I was there--- the subsequent slices were just perfection...
      Maybe I'll ask them to make their rounds then come to me... I dunno...

      But that's the only instance where you'd have control--- all the pre-sized chunks are already seasoned...

      But you nailed it---- the salt was the only thing that kept it this side of heaven...

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      gfr1111 RE: Mild Bill Apr 15, 2009 03:17 PM

      The salad bar is very impressive at night. (I haven't been there for lunch.) I'd go for the salad bar alone, which still features plenty of protein. (And if you skip the meat on a skewer, the rodizio, the price goes down.) You certainly won't go away hungry.

      I'm less enthusiastic about the meats. There certainly is plenty of variety and plenty of meat, but practically all of it that I was offered was overcooked. They don't seem to understand the concept of medium rare.

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        Jen Tkalec RE: Mild Bill Jun 21, 2009 06:58 PM

        Dinner there is amazing. Be sure to fill up on the exotic selections on the salad bar which will h ave even your vegan friends groaning in delight. Double yes to the lamb. We found the ribs to be way overcooked. Having tried everything there, we were past groaning on the lamb. A few good glasses of wine will also help the digestion, or at least, you won't notice as much.
        When you're already over the top there is no good reason to stop, so be sure to get the Creme de Mango for dessert. Heaven.

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