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Openings Thu Apr 17 2008

Opening Soon: Texas de Brazil

Texas de Brazil, a family-owned, Texas-based Churrascaria, is set to open mid to late May on the Magnificent Mile. Gapers Block had a sneak peak of the restaurant, which is still under construction. The two-story, 24,000 square foot space is impressive; the restaurant will house a high-end liquor room, cigar humidor, luxury bar and lounge, and seven private rooms.

Welcome to the meat eater's paradise; 15 grilled meats will be served table side by gaucho-clad servers. An elaborate salad bar will offer over forty items. We sampled TdB's signature cocktail, the Caipirinha, which was deliciously shaken with Brazilian Cachaca, a sugar cane rum.

How will this spot compete with Chicago's established Brazilian steakhouses? Three words: Aerial Wine Artist. Texas de Brazil plans to unveil a two-story, glass wine room that will hold over 700 bottles of wine. A pulley system, installed by Chicago Flyhouse, will allow the aerial artist to "gracefully retrieve bottles, Cirque du Soleil style, as diners watch through the glass doors."

Dinner: $47.99, Lunch: $27.99.

Texas de Brazil
51 E. Ohio St.
Opening Mid to Late May 2008

George / April 23, 2009 5:42 PM

Great Daily Herald Newspaper web site story ( you can use) on "Wine Aerialists " at Texas de Brazil in Chicago. One of only 3 places in the world this is done.
Hanging from a wire in front of a 40 foot wine cellar wall she does flips and tricks while retrieving bottles of wine.

Story with photos
http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=287742

2 min. Video of her hanging from wire on wall doing tricks. No ad plays.
http://www.dailyherald.com/multimedia/?category=9&type=video&item=334

29 photo of Aerialist you can look at.
http://dailyherald.mycapture.com/mycapture/folder.asp?event=734305&CategoryID=5973&ListSubAlbums=0

Thank you
George LeClaire
Let me know if you are interesting in using this story in print.
You can of course use these links on your web site.

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