Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse, the east-side favorite for churrasco-style grilled meats, is making plans to head west. A fixture of the Hughes Center since 2011, they will build their second Las Vegas location at Downtown Summerlin in the ground floor spot next door to the forthcoming Shake Shack and facing Wolfgang Puck Bar & Grill.
The 8,024-square-foot project has already earmarked an early stage $1.2 million for their construction budget to fill a maximum occupancy of 284. Their original location clocks in at 14,000 square feet.
Fogo de Chão's main attraction is the choice of more than a dozen cuts of meat, sliced table side and available in unlimited portions. Guests receive a red and green card and display their preference to "go" for more food, or "stop" the parade of barbecued specialties served by waiters in gaucho uniforms. No timetable for Fogo's arrival has been announced.