Posted by Foobooz on December 15th, 2010
Brian Freedman visits the Northeast’s Picanha Grill for a more authentic look at Brazilian barbecue than that found in Center City’s shrines to meat. And we’re happy to report he came back with heaps of praise.
Skirt steak was a sweet-crusted, earth-perfumed cut of astounding tenderness. Brisketâ€”with apologies to my motherâ€”was the best Iâ€™ve ever tasted. Its seasoning was taken right up to the point beyond which it would have been off-puttingly salty, but Chef Alexanbre Alvef, a veritable master of beef and Brazilian charcoal, held it just short of that line. The deep savoriness combined with the arcs of caramelized fat to create something that the table began referring to as â€œbeef crack.â€
Picanha Grill [Philadelphia Weekly]
Picanha Grill [Official Site]
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Posted by Foobooz on June 29th, 2007
The PhillyFoodGuys head to the Northeast for some Brazilian Steak at Picanha Brazlian Grill and they even do a podcast of the good time.
Picanha Brazilian Grill was a fun and unique twist on Bar-B-Que that everyone will like. Situated on the corner of Castor Ave. and Hellerman Street, this churrascaria offers a variety of grilled meats with a unique flair. Served tableside, the meats are presented while still on the cooking skewer and cut directly onto the plate. So if you enjoy an interesting floor show with some really good food, youâ€™ll love Picanha Brazilian Grill.
Brazilian BBQ in the Northeast: Meat-a-licious Picanha [PhillyFoodGuys]
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Posted by Foobooz on April 9th, 2007
Perhaps Craig LaBan’s review of Fogo de ChÃ£o has stoked your interest in trying out Philadelphia’s less flashy Brazilian churrasco, Picanha. The Northeast Philadelphia restaurant is not the same experience as Fogo but just read what LaBan said last March about the meat at Picanha.
Queiroz, who slathers each skewer in more rock salt before replacing it on the grill, will slice meats rare on special request – but the well side of medium seems to be his default. Interestingly, it didn’t matter much, as every morsel, seasoned with little more than salt and the scent of the carvao, painted my mouth with such beefy essence that I could taste it in my sleep.
Picanha Brazilian Grill [Philadelphia Inquirer]
Fogo de ChÃ£o [Philadelphia Inquirer]
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Posted by Foobooz on June 30th, 2006
We chow down on the Metro’s look at Picanha, and give you the digest.
Philadelphia is getting a couple of Brazilian steakhouses in the coming months, but why wait when authentic churrascaria is awaiting you in the Northeast?
Picanha Brazilian Grill is located at 6501 Castor Avenue and is ready to serve you in its all-you-can-eat best. The specialty is sirloin steak cut for you at the table. “Perfectly seasoned, proving that apparently one’s eyes can roll back in delight more than once per slice.” Also available to gorge yourself on is a continual rotation of meats, sirloin, flank steak, chicken, sausage, and pork.
At a reasonable $23 a person, enjoy the meat and “the strongest, richest coffee of your life.”
Unfortunately the story is not on the Metro web site but if you want to page through the .PDF online or read it in the paper, it’s on page 20.
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