Another destination restaurant for serious meat eaters will be shoehorned into Tampa's West Shore district area. Texas de Brazil, a Dallas-based chain, has signed a deal to put a 300-plus seat restaurant in MetWest International, a MetLife-built mixed-use project across Boy Scout Boulevard from International Plaza. With a $42.99 fixed-price dinner, diners get a 50-item gourmet salad buffet and churrascaria style service. That means sword-wielding gauchos wheel carving stations tableside to slice off unlimited slabs of aged USDA choice or prime, corn-fed steak, pork, lamb, chicken and Brazilian sausage. Meats are spin-roasted or flame-grilled over a spit. It will be the chain's 16th store and the eighth premium steak house wedged into a 1-square-mile area of West Shore as well as the neighborhood's second Brazilian steak house. Under the banner "a steakhouse even vegetarians love," the Tampa location opens in early 2011.
Texas de Brazil to open restaurant near International Plaza
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