Anyone been there? How is the food? And what are their prices (yeah, I don't expect it to be cheap)?
I went to the one in Charlotte and thought it was excellent. The bar area is gorgeous, not sure if they're all like that but the bar alone has become a big hit here. It's not cheap and it's a LOT of food, but I thought it was great and I wasn't paying (so even better).
I too have been. I will say it is far superior to Brazas and the salad bar items are very good. That said, if you want a really good steak, go to Ruths Chris or del Frisco. If you want an up-scale all-you-can-eat, Chima
4508 E Independence Blvd, Charlotte, NC 28205
The law you speak of applies to ground meat not steak.A steak served medium rare is fine as it is an intact muscle. all of the bacteria will be on the outside of the steak. The steak can be served medium rare because the bacteria on the outside will be killed during normal cooking. A hamburger has been ground up, and all of the bacteria that were on the outside of the steak are now ground up and dispersed throughout the burger. For that reason you must use a thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature is high enough to destroy the bacteria on the inside of the hamburger.
Chima is very good for the quantity, selection and quality of meats and salad bar. You can sign up for special email deals and they often have bar specials. Chima gives you an opportunity to try many different cuts of meat, such as beef heart, which you wouldn't find at American steakhouses.
I've been to the Chima in FLL many times; never Charlotte.
If I can share a tip, go for lunch. Prices are 30-40% less. Only difference isw no filet mignon; which I don't find that flavorful. They cook and serve the meat to your desired degree of doneness
I just hope Charlotte is open for lunch; I've begged them to open in Boston. Nice meat dinner, some Malbec, cigar and nap..:)
I've eaten at a number of Churascarrias in the US; and these guys are the gold standard.