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Pampas: Brazilian churrasceria

July 10, 2009

Last year I took Boyfriend to Alexander’s Steakhouse for dinner.  I know how much Boyfriend loves meat but didn’t want to do a formal steakhouse again so I chose Pampas.  It is a Brazilian churrasceria and Boyfriend had never been to one before so it was perfect!  (Thanks Richard for the suggestion!)

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We started out with these little appetizers.  From L to R: fried plantains, cheddar bread balls and something else fried.  I don’t know what these long fried sticks were but they were good.  Not as good as the cheddar balls though.  I mentioned how good the cheddar balls were and the waiter gave me some to take home!

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We went with the “Rodizio” which includes the all you can eat salad bar and all you can eat meat.  There are 13 different meats to choose from and we made a point to try all 13!  The waiters come around to your table and carve your meat for you.  Here is the chicken and skirt steak.

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My favorite was the tri tip.  It came with a chipotle dipping sauce but I thought the meat was so good that it didn’t need it.  We were also able to choose from filet mignon, top sirloin, pork sausage, and a bunch of other meats.

We left the restaurant feeling uncomfortably full.  They brought out a birthday dessert for Boyfriend on the house which of course, we consumed even though we were full. (not the picture below)

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We had a birthday BBQ for Boyfriend over the weekend and a friend brought us this delicious ice cream cake!  Happy Birthday!!

529 Alma St.  Palo Alto, CA


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