The Pampas Meat Parade #runawaytovegas

Disclosure:  #runawaytovegas is a media trip, all travel, food and activities were sponsored.  All thoughts are my own.

Day 1 Dinner.
Pampas Brazilian Grille inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
I will almost always choose steak over chicken.  When Pampas invited us to have dinner - I said YES without hesitation because when I hear brazilian, I think of churrascaria which is basically a steakhouse. A house of steaks.  I AM THERE.  Do not be shy, parade those meats out for me with pride!  

Sidenote:  My husband and sons are chicken eaters so I never get to go to churrascarias.  I was very excited because not only was this a girls trip to indulge and release stress but getting to eat my favorite thing in the World was definitely a treat.

Here's how it works: You pay a fixed price and the meats keep coming until you say you are done.  The servers make their rounds with skewers and knives.  In addition to the meat, there is usually a side bar with cold and hot items.  At Pampas, their menu changes daily and with the seasons.  We came in on a good night because I thought the variety and quality of the sides was excellent.  There was nothing heavy and cold foods cold, hot foods hot.  I thought all the meats were very tasty.  Definitely different from the "bbq" I'm used to having.  My favorite is Picanha Nobre - traditional Brazilian cut of top sirloin seasoned with sea salt and olive oil.  It was fantastic.  The atmosphere was very live - I saw birthday celebrations, a company holiday party and a wedding reception.  After hours, the staff puts the tables away and the place is a nightclub!

Take it from me:


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Some of the meats from the "Meat Rodizio"
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Marla and Julie ready to get at it!
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Pao de queijo!
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Fried bananas!
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Marla's vegetable rodizio!  She really loved the grilled mushrooms.  We all loved the grilled pineapple!
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Chris loved the lamb!
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We dined in one of the wine rooms - it was very spiffy.
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This was the best flan I've had in my whole life.  It was creamy and light and light and creamy.  Things I want my desserts to be like.  Not heavy and sugary.  I would've fought Chris for this but I was too full.
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These were all good.  Cheesecake isn't pictured but that baby was delish too.
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raised by culture: The Pampas Meat Parade #runawaytovegas

Saturday, January 11, 2014

The Pampas Meat Parade #runawaytovegas

Disclosure:  #runawaytovegas is a media trip, all travel, food and activities were sponsored.  All thoughts are my own.

Day 1 Dinner.
Pampas Brazilian Grille inside Miracle Mile Shops at Planet Hollywood.
I will almost always choose steak over chicken.  When Pampas invited us to have dinner - I said YES without hesitation because when I hear brazilian, I think of churrascaria which is basically a steakhouse. A house of steaks.  I AM THERE.  Do not be shy, parade those meats out for me with pride!  

Sidenote:  My husband and sons are chicken eaters so I never get to go to churrascarias.  I was very excited because not only was this a girls trip to indulge and release stress but getting to eat my favorite thing in the World was definitely a treat.

Here's how it works: You pay a fixed price and the meats keep coming until you say you are done.  The servers make their rounds with skewers and knives.  In addition to the meat, there is usually a side bar with cold and hot items.  At Pampas, their menu changes daily and with the seasons.  We came in on a good night because I thought the variety and quality of the sides was excellent.  There was nothing heavy and cold foods cold, hot foods hot.  I thought all the meats were very tasty.  Definitely different from the "bbq" I'm used to having.  My favorite is Picanha Nobre - traditional Brazilian cut of top sirloin seasoned with sea salt and olive oil.  It was fantastic.  The atmosphere was very live - I saw birthday celebrations, a company holiday party and a wedding reception.  After hours, the staff puts the tables away and the place is a nightclub!

Take it from me:

  • Lunch ($20) is cheaper than dinner ($43).  The difference is 8 meats are offered for lunch, 13 for dinner.  
  • Do a search for coupons
  • You control the portion size/area of the cut - let your server know, I tried about 12 of the meats but they were small sizes.    
  • Drink water.  Those sugary carbonated drinks will fill up your tummy!
  • You have to try the fried bananas and baked pao de queijo (brazilian cheese bread) 

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Some of the meats from the "Meat Rodizio"
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Marla and Julie ready to get at it!
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Pao de queijo!
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Fried bananas!
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Marla's vegetable rodizio!  She really loved the grilled mushrooms.  We all loved the grilled pineapple!
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Chris loved the lamb!
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We dined in one of the wine rooms - it was very spiffy.
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This was the best flan I've had in my whole life.  It was creamy and light and light and creamy.  Things I want my desserts to be like.  Not heavy and sugary.  I would've fought Chris for this but I was too full.
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These were all good.  Cheesecake isn't pictured but that baby was delish too.
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2 Comments:

At January 13, 2014 at 12:28 AM , Blogger AJ said...

I want some more fried bananas. Immediately.

 
At January 17, 2014 at 11:35 AM , Blogger Connie Gomez said...

Two Words: SO JEALOUS!

 

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