I just got back from South by Southwest (SXSW) in Austin, Texas. If you aren't familiar with SXSW, it's a 3-way combo festival and trade show for Music, Film, and the Internet. I was there with Kyte.tv, who had a booth and announced very cool new live streaming features. It was a fantastic trip...highlights for me included panel discussions, playing Rock Band with a bunch of Canadians, about 10 films and many parties.
As is often the case with festivals, I had a hard time getting regular meals during the 5 days I was there. I did manage to make a reservation at Fogo de Chao for the first night. I feasted with my friends from Vancouver startup Strutta.com, who were kind enough to pick up the tab! If you've never eaten in a Brazilian Churrascaria, it's an absolute meatfest. They typically have a great salad bar and then "Gauchos" roam the floor with long skewers of 10-15 types of grilled meat, which they cut off for you tableside. It's an all you can eat affair and pacing yourself is key to the whole experience. I think my favorite element is that you can get wonderfully crispy-salty-caramelized outside bits, backed with tender and juicy rare meat in the same bite....over and over! So if you are like me, and like the end part of roast beef, this approach to eating meat is a dream come true.
You might also want to check out some of the films I saw:
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