Food coma from rodizio

I feel like I’m starting to settle back to my usual eating patterns. Sugar cravings are still there, but I’m having an easier time staying paleo. I managed to take pictures of almost everything I ate.

Not pictured:
– Coconut Bliss Naked Coconut Bar
– Gingersnap Larabar – one of my less liked flavors

Pluot – huge!
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Peach
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Lamb burger
Ground lamb patty on a bed of green and red leaf lettuce, topped with onions and sliced garlic cloves caramelized in lambfat and balsamic vinegar. Side of heirloom tomatoes. So simple yet sooooo delicious! I was out of rosemary or I would have sprinkled some on.
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Baked plain butternut squash “fries”

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I did one jump at Skydive Kapowsin yesterday, I had to be there for a couple of errands. Driving there, switching canopies, replacing risers, and doing one jump, and driving back took over 6 hours. I didn’t eat during that time and even though it was super hot and they had ice cream available, I didn’t eat any! But I was really hungry on the way back so my friend and I stopped for dinner at the newly open Brazilian restaurant in Bellevue for some rodizio!

Amazon Grill – Bellevue, WA
I’ve blogged about the rodizio style of dining before, when I went to Ipanema Brazilian Grill in Seattle, so I won’t explain what it is again here. Apparently Ipanema is now closed and the owners have opened the Amazon Grill in Bellevue. Yelp is offering a $40 for $80 worth of food/drinks deal! The new place is Peruvian and Brazilian, offering cebiches and other things that weren’t on Ipanema’s menu. I didn’t have a chance to try anything besides the rodizio though, since it’s sooo much food. $40 per person for all you can eat! And that’s exactly what I did, I ate until I could not eat more. This resulted in a massive food coma. I don’t really remember much between my last bites and waking up this morning. So glad I didn’t have to drive!

Plantain chips – I ate a few of them.
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My plate after a trip to the cold bar: eggplant, squash, cactus, asparagus, broccolini, mushrooms, onions, beets, celery, strawberries, onions…

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There were only a few occupied tables at 9pm on a Thursday night and the meat guy was all too happy to come around with something different every time I took a bite. It was a rapid nonstop meat invasion! Bacon-wrapped turkey, bacon-wrapped steak, garlic steak, tritip, sirloin, pork baby back ribs, parmesan pork, buffalo, peppered steak, cheese steak, chicken, leg of lamb, sausage… and those are just the ones I remember!

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These giant beef ribs came on a separate plate! Have I mentioned how much I love eating meat off the bone? Tastes so much better.
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Grilled pineapple with cinnamon… I’ve already mentioned how much I love this in that last rodizio post.
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What’s pictured isn’t even everything so you can just imagine the sheer amount of food that was consumed last night. Serious food coma. Everything was tasted good and the service was excellent. The interior was much much nicer than Ipanema and added to the enjoyable dining experience.

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5 Comments to “Food coma from rodizio”

  1. I used to jump at Kapowsin all the time when we lived in Washington. Beautiful place for a skydive! Say Hi to the Farringtons for me!

      • I needed to thank you for this very good read!! I delfniteiy loved every little bit of it. I’ve got you saved as a favorite to check out new things you post…

    • I went to their soho branch for my brathdiy and although the food was good, the service received ruined all the experience. Our waiter was fine, although we had to ask several times for the drinks and the desserts took ages, but what was more disappointing was the way the servers with the meat skewers were coming to the table…I understand that they are in a central London location and they need to turn the tables as quick as possible, but we felt very rushed, even when the cards were in red the guys with the meat skewers were still coming and pushing’ us to take some meat. My friend who wasn’t having the meat option (just the salad bar) had to constantly say that he didn’t want any meat. As a result we eat very fast and didn’t enjoy the food at all. Also the table was in the middle of the restaurant, so it wasn’t private or inviting us to be relaxed…We went there to celebrate my brathdiy, we were a table of 13 and spend over a3400 (a344 of which were service charge) and I feel that my friends and I had to spend a lot of money for a very bad service in return.I wrote them an email and so far after a week and a half after I still haven’t received even an apology from them! They clearly don’t care about their customers and look only after the money. Rodizio Rico is a much better restaurant chain.

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