We have seen our fair share of fast-food restaurant chains from McDonald’s to Taco Bell. So if you want to step up your dining game, take a look at these gourmet restaurant chains. The options are healthier, the food slower but the results are far more delicious, too.
Fogo de Chao
In Portuguese, Fogo de Chao means “fire on the ground” and it refers to the traditional way of cooking meat in Brazil. This is a Brazilian churrascaria – that’s steakhouse to Americans – that offers roasted meats including beef, lamb and pork to hungry diners.
Think of it as an all-you-can-eat steakhouse, too, because you will pay a set rate for the meal. Once you’re seated, you can signal the servers to come to your table and slice meats off roasting spits. Your server will actually be carrying the roasting spits around the restaurants so that the meats can be carved right onto your plate.
You can eat to your heart’s content because that’s what life should be for. But if you’re feeling guilty about your near-gluttonous meat consumption, you can add vegetable, fruits, and grain salads to your meal, too. But since you’re in a Brazilian churrascaria, the meat should be the star.
There are pizza chains like Pizza Hut and then there are the likes of MOD Pizza. Fast-food pizza tends to be greasy, as well as filled with questionable ingredients (e.g., cheese substitute).
And then comes along MOD Pizza, which makes pizza the way pizza lovers like it – without the grease, with the best and freshest ingredients possible. You will get pizza made from freshly-made and baked dough topped with chopped basil, meatballs, and pesto sauce, among others. You may just fall in love with pizza again after getting your fair share of the fast-food kind.
While steak can also be found in casual dining restaurants, the dish isn’t up to par in many cases. You should have the best steak especially when you’re paying top dollar for it – and Houston’s doesn’t have a problem satisfying your craving for flavorful and tender steaks.
Meat lovers can choose from home-style staples provided with the gourmet touch that elevates comfort food to fab food. Your choices include pork chops, barbecue ribs, rotisserie chicken, filet mignon, prime rib, mashed potatoes, coleslaw, fish, and salads. But the steaks are still the stars of the table so go for them.
When you’re craving for something beyond the usual fast-food, check out these restaurants now!