Fogo de Chao. Celebrate this Valentine's Day with a romantic meal at Fogo de Chao, a genuine steakhouse from Rio Grande do Sul (Southern Brazil). Since its first opening in 1997, Fogo de Chao has been welcoming patrons with the history and tradition of a true Churrascaria, known in Brazil as a restaurant where meat is the specialty. With its Gaucho chefs straight from Brazil, slow-roasted meats, award-winning wine list, and sensational exhibition of authenticity, the chain continues its successful expansion, recently welcoming its newest location in Washington, DC. Operating under the unique concept of espeto corrido, which translates from Portuguese as "continuous service," Fogo de Chao satisfies palates and the desire for something original. The evening begins with a basket of warm cheese bread and a trip to the elaborate buffet where diners help themselves to gourmet salads, greens, fresh-cut vegetables, and charcuterie. Next, instead of ordering from a traditional menu, guests partake in a prix-fixe system. Using a two-sided disk, customers control the flow of their food; the green side signals Gaucho chefs to start bringing over continuous skewers of mouth-watering, fire-roasted beef, pork, lamb, chicken and sausage, and an array of unending side dishes, while the red side indicates a stopping point. The night ends with a selection of decadent desserts such as the popular papaya cream.