Friday, July 4, 2008

Red Meat and Independence Day

Last night we were invited to eat at a restaurant in Orlando--Texas de Brazil. Well, let me tell you, that was the BEST red meat I have ever put in m mouth! Actually, I almost felt guilty for eating it. There was so much and it was so good. The salad bar was amazing as well. It had all kinds of vegetables on it with sushi, breads, cheese and pastas. I really tried to eat my veggies so I wouldn't crank my cholesterol higher than it already is with the red meat! I did have some roasted chicken as well! They also offered lamb (couldn't go there) and pork.Each person had a round paper coaster at their plate. One side was Green--"I am ready for all the meat you can give me" the other side Red--"Give me a minute to digest". You flipped it over accordingly. The sides at the table were garlic mashed potatoes and sauteed bananas. Being the HUGE mashed potato fan, I did show mild restraint and the bananas were just the right "sweet" instead of dessert! Do they have restaurants like this in the rest of the world? Are people in France gagging at the thought of dining like this? Believe me, once they tasted this food, any gagging would halt. Or maybe not. I don't even know anyone from France. Does Brad Pitt and Johnny Depp count? For my family in Arkansas---there is a Texas de Brazil in Memphis---make a reservation and GO!
At any rate... It was nice to go out to dinner with friends from Curt's work. We had a great visit with the Maleski's on the ride over and back!
One of the many gauchos with a skewer of flank steak
That's Mike "flanked" by Filet mignons
The group of us!

Happy 4th of July, America. Here's to those who didn't want to live by another's rule and set out to find their own freedom. Here's to those who fight for other's to have the same freedom. Here's to those who have lost their lives in the pursuit of life, liberty and happiness and freedom for themselves from other's tyranny. I do not take lightly the freedoms I enjoy as an American. I also do not take lightly the responsibility. All around the world, people have lost family in war and nameless people have been set free because of their sacrifice. Happy Independence Day to them and to the USA!!


Amanda said...

Sounds like a great place to go and eat! Wish there was a place like that where i live!!
And a Happy 4th July to you. Hope you all have a great weekend :-)
Amanda xx

Tabitha said...

No ~ we definitly don't have anywhere like that here ~ it sounds great ~
Hope you have a happy holiday weekend.
love and hugs Tabitha XXX

dani said...

yum, d!!! oj said they are serving a dinner like that one night this month at the acropolis... for CHristmas in july!!! john and i may have to check it out. i can eat the chicken:b
happy 4th!!! are you guys doing anything today???

Tanya said...

Happy 4th of July Dana beautiful words!! Sounds like a great place to eat, we used to have a company that did day/night cruises that did something similar but i think they went into receivership i will have to check it out!!

Have a great holiday weekend,

Tanya xx

p.s hope your Sam had a great time at camp!

maleski said...

I don't know which piece of meat looks better!? The ones on the skewers or the one in the middle!

Dana said... big hunk of man!! :) We are still waiting on those ribs you were bragging about on the 4th!
l, Dana