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Yelp’s Saturday Meat Sweats At Fogo de Chao!



This was one of those special events where a select group of San Diego Elites got to crack a crooked meat-eating grin, and say: "Dang, I sure am lucky to be Yelp Elite!" Why you ask? Well, the fine folks at the two month old Fogo de Chao, an authentic Brazilian steakhouse sharpened their knives in order to show this exclusive group of Yelp Elites exactly what they were made of… apparently it's meat. Lot's of it! Yelp's Saturday Meat Sweats At Fogo de Chao was nothing short of a success – don't believe us? Let's hear what some of San Diego's Elite Squad had to say!
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"I cannot say enough about Adam, general manager, and the staff at Fogo. They were on top of everything – service was impeccable." – Maria C
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"The staff were AMAZING. I mean 100% AMAZING! I have rarely seen this type of service and it really blows my mind given that this was a full event and we still got treated like VIPs." – Elle J
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"Caipirinhas were awaiting for us as we enter the dining room, we all had drinks in our hands. Then red wines at the table, and MORE Caipirinhas (the servers continued replacing empty drinks)." – Cherie T
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"Starting with the insane salad bar, which had everything from an extensive selection of salad options to artisan bread, meats and cheeses, along with many other unique offerings. They literally had a full bowl of bacon and a parmigiana wheel shaved out. Too cool!" – Adam A
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"I practically died from eating the meat. #1 because all the cuts and preparations were just melt in your mouth deliciousness (favs: filet mignon, picanha & frango – chicken wrapped in bacon!), but also #2 because the.meat.never.stopped.coming. Even when I flipped my coaster to red, the gauchos would keep offering more slices of meat that I hadn't yet tried, so.. I had to eat more. I just had to. Who couldn't say no to more meat? And before I knew it, I had been eating meat for a solid two hours." – Kelsey W
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So what exactly was on the meny that had this group of even the most seasoned Yelp Elites raving? Starting with the salad bar…

-24 Month, Aged Parmesan
-Aged Manchego Cheese
-Prosciutto
-Brazilian Hearts of Palm
-Artichoke Bottoms
-Sun-Dried Tomatoes
-Fresh Mozzarella
-Smoked Salmon
-Italian Salami
-Jumbo Asparagus
-Tabbouleh
-Shitake Mushrooms

And then the meats…

-Picanha (prime cut of top sirloin)
-Filet Mignon (two ways – can be wrapped in bacon)
-Beef Ancho (prime part of the rib eye)
-Alcatra (special cut of top sirloin)
-Fraldinha (bottom sirloin)
-Costela (juicy beef ribs)
-Cordeiro (fresh lamb)
-Frango (chicken, two different ways)
-Costela De Porco (baby back pork ribs)
-Lombo (pork loin encrusted in Parmesan cheese)
-Linguica (cured pork sausage)

Stuffed much? We thought so…
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Thanks to the San Diego Elite Squad for coming out, a big thanks to the entire staff and crew at Fogo de Chao for the flawless execution of everything from the overwhelming amount of edibles, drinks, top-notch service, presentation, a Yelptastic atmosphere and so much more!
Additional thanks go out to superstar photographer Chris Brake for capturing all of the afternoon's Elite attendees enjoying what some are calling the "best Elite Event ever." You can check out all of the day's memorable photos, and reviews below!

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From the bottom of my little Yelpy heart, thank you!

Bradfogo
Brad B

Yelp San Diego Community Manager

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