Where to Brunch: Rodizio Grill – The Brazilian Steakhouse

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Commentary by Heather Collins

Brunch at Rodizio Grill: A tale of fried polenta, chicken hearts, bottomless meat and Bloody Marys.

Server Henriqué, delivers the goods again. During brunch, Henriqué told us little stories about Brazilian customs and had glorious descriptions of the meat he was hand-slicing at our table. (Photo by Heather Collins)

Rodizio Grill is a meat-lovers dream that features a bottomless brunch of authentic Churrascaria style meats, sides, salads, mimosas and Bloody Mary’s.

Brunch at Rodizio Grill is basically a rotisserie-grilled meat-fest (although they do offer an option for the vegetarian in your life with their unlimited gourmet salad brunch). Throughout the entire meal, our server, Henriqué, came over with several amazing selections of beef, poultry, pork and Brazilian treats sliced right at our table off of large skewers.

Beef selections included Maminha, a Tri-tip sirloin steak, Picanha, Rodizio Grill’s signature cut of beef top sirloin cap, and Assado, a braised beef and Brazilian favorite. Poultry selections included Frango com Bacon, also known as bacon-wrapped chicken, Frango Agri-Doce, a sweet and spicy chicken and Coração de Frango, also known as chicken hearts.  Henriqué said chicken hearts are a popular appetizer in Brazil, but I couldn’t bring myself to eat a heart.

You can keep the meat coming throughout your entire brunch by placing a little wooden token green-side up on the table. (Red indicates a pause, and laying your wooden token on its side indicates that you’ve finished-up brunch.)

As for sides, I highly suggest the fried polenta. The polenta is perfectly crisp on the outside and perfectly creamy on the inside. During brunch hours, Rodizio Grill switches out some of their Brazilian sides for more traditional breakfast fare like eggs, bacon and potatoes. The full Rodizio brunch includes unlimited meat, salad bar, and sides.

Rodizio Grill’s bottomless mimosas are available in a variety of flavors for $10, or you can whip up your own custom Bloody Mary for $9 at Rodizio’s Bloody Mary bar ($16 for bottomless Bloody Marys!).

If you’ve never tried a Brazilian grill, I definitely suggest trying Rodizio Grill for brunch (when the price is $10 cheaper than the dinner menu).

Location: 2375 E 116th St., Carmel, Ind. 46032

Brunch hours:  Friday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Cost: $24.99 for full Rodizio Brunch, $19.99 for unlimited gourmet salad brunch

Website: rodiziogrill.com

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