So who are we trying to kid? We all have the best intentions when midnight rolls around and merry dreams of how fantastic we’re going to look on this date next year because THIS year is the year we really get it together. And hey, that’s awesome. We believe it every year, too. But sometimes you just need to let loose. Everything in moderation, including moderation, right? So if you feel yourself about to slide off the wagon, you may as well do it right. Here are three suggestions from a pair who have fallen off several wagons. We’ve got your cravings covered – meats, pasta and chocolate. Read on!

Fogo de Chao
All-you-can eat usually translates to mediocre quality food but that’s not the case with Fogo de Chao. This traditional Brazilian churrascaria (which is apparently Portugese for “gorge yourself from meat on a stick”) is located in downtown DC. The carne keeps on coming as long as your two-sided disk is flipped to the green side. The term steakhouse is a bit of a misnomer here. This is more of an upscale free-for-all than you’d find at a Ruth’s Chris. There is plenty of steak but you’ll also find pork, chicken, lamb and other red-blooded assortments mixed in alongside multiple sirloin offerings. The drinks are strong and wine is plentiful. Be warned: It’s a fine line from gluttony to phyiscal illness. If you aren’t careful your new resolution might be “Avoid the meat sweats.”

Fogo de Chao
1101 Pennsylvania Ave NW
Washington, DC 20004
Fogo de Chao on Urbanspoon

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