Bahbq Brazilian Grill brings the traditional rodizio-style Brazilian churrascaria dining experience to [city]. At a rodizio restaurant, crisply dressed gauchos visit your table wielding skewers of grilled meats for you to sample as much as you want. It’s an interactive and indulgent way to enjoy the diverse flavors of Brazil.
If you’re new to Bahbq, the variety of grilled meats and sides can seem overwhelming. Here’s a guide to the top menu items you shouldn’t miss at this Brazilian barbecue hotspot:
The stars of the show at Bahbq are the succulent grilled meats carved tableside by the gauchos. Here are some standouts:
- Picanha – The most popular cut at any Brazilian churrascaria. Picanha comes from the top part of the cow’s rump and is deliciously juicy and flavorful. The fat cap provides tremendous flavor.
- Alcatra – This tender top sirloin cut has a robust beefy flavor. It’s very versatile and pairs well with many of the sauces.
- Fraldinha – Known as the beef short ribs, fraldinha has intense meaty flavor and tender, fall-off-the-bone texture. Definitely one of the best cuts.
- Linguiça – Smoky, garlicky pork sausages with a bit of spice. A must-try for pork lovers.
- Cordeiro – Herb-crusted leg of lamb that’s tender and mild. A nice change of pace from beef.
That’s just a sample of the 15 different meats that rotate throughout an evening. Other excellent options include chorizo, chicken legs, pork loin, and filet mignon.
With unlimited meats coming to your table, you’ll need the starchy sides to soak up all that juicy flavor. Here are some to load up on:
- Pão de queijo – Warm, cheesy bread rolls made with tapioca flour. A quintessential Brazilian appetizer.
- Polenta frita – Fried polenta cubes with parmesan. Addictively crisp on the outside and creamy inside.
- Carne seca – Smoky dried beef with a unique texture. Tasty topped with garlic paste.
- Farofa – Toasted cassava flour with butter, eggs, bacon and spices. A flavorful side.
- Arroz branco – The classic white rice is a nice neutral base for the meats.
- Feijão – Slow-cooked black beans cooked with smoked pork. A must for bean lovers.
- Mandioca – Boiled and fried yucca root. Subtly sweet and perfect for dipping in juices.
Don’t miss the hot buffet loaded with salads, vegetables, fried bananas and more!
Save room for these sweet Brazilian treats:
- Brigadeiro – Chocolate truffle balls made with condensed milk and cocoa. Rich and decadent.
- Quindim – Coconut and egg custard tarts. Sweet and creamy but not too heavy.
- Pudim de leite – Flan made rich with condensed milk and vanilla. Jiggly and satisfying.
- Romeu e julieta – Guava paste and white cheese. Fruity, creamy and perfectly paired.
Wash it all down with Brazil’s famous national cocktail, the Caipirinha. Bahbq makes stellar Caipirinhas with cachaça (sugarcane liquor), sugar and lime. Go with the classic lime or try versions made with other fruit like passionfruit or pineapple.
Brazilian red wine is also a great pairing with the grilled meats. For a dry, fruit-forward red, try wines like:
- Casa Valduga Cabernet Sauvignon
- Miolo Reserva Merlot
- RAR Vineyards Malbec
With so many tempting options, the best approach is to arrive hungry and sample a bit of everything across multiple rounds. The gauchos will keep the skewers coming at Bahbq’s family-friendly rodizio, so pace yourself and save room for one more piece of juicy churrasco!