Being first is impressive, but rest on those laurels and you'll become a historical footnote, content to run a 4-minute mile when everyone else has gotten faster, or be a 300lb lineman when everyone else has gotten bigger. Still reaching for greater heights, America's first Fogo de Chão.
Originally out of Brazil, Fogo opened their US flagship in 1997, on the advice of George H.W. Bush, a huge fan of the São Paulo location who felt a gourmet meat palace might, just might, go over well in Texas. Now, the Addison restaurant's gotten a $1,000,000+ renovation: a glass-enclosed wine cellar, a ceiling raised to a cathedral-like 14', rich mahogany and imported slate, an expansive salad bar reflecting the grand kitchen tables of the founders' Brazilian ancestors, and inspiring murals reflecting the Gaucho lifestyle, which is very similar to the cowboy lifestyle, but desperately awaiting immortalization through a Bon Jovi rock ballad.
To celebrate this majestic ante-upping, Fogo's offering a complimentary bottle of wine (an Argentinean Malbec or Cabernet Sauvignon) with the purchase of two adult lunches or dinners, good through Feb 11. Simply enter "Wine & Dine" when making an online reservation, or drop that same phrase over the phone – just remember it's unlimited servings of meat, so forget about the mile, 'cause this is a marathon
Add fine wine to your feast: mention "Wine & Dine" at Fogo.com, or at 972.503.7300
Complimentary bottle of wine valid with the purchase of two adult lunches or dinners. Must be 21 years of age or over to redeem this offer. Valid at the Addison, TX location only. Guests must enter "Wine & Dine" when making their online reservations or provide this information to their reservationist when making a reservation by phone. Offer expires February 11, 2010 or while supplies last. No cash value. Not valid with any other offer.