November 2002

Fire of Brazil...Newest venture from Kazoos, Checkered Parrot group
by toni m. lublin

A new Brazilian steak house called Fire of Brazil will open in early November in the Perimeter area in what was formerly the Canyon Cafe. The owners, a family team of four, which include Brent Gilbertson, R. J. Gilbertson, Terry Gilbertson and Wilma Gibertson, are seasoned kinfolk of restaurateurs. The father and mother, Wilma and R. J. Gilbertson have 40 years of experience running and owning restaurants, while the sons, Terry and Brent grew up in the business. Each take a p in the front and back-end of the house.

"Our concept is simple. A one-price menu entitles our guests to select from fifteen types of meats. A gaucho comes around with a sword of meat and you eat until you are satisfied," says son, Brent Gilbertson. Meats and poultry include sausage, chicken breast, drumsticks, pork ribs, pork loin, leg of lamb, rump steak, filet mignon, top sirloin, bottom sirloin, beef ribs and ham. The restaurant also has a large salad bar which is offered with the meal. At the time of press, the one tier price for lunch and dinner was not available.

The decor inside Fire of Brazil is executed in natural woods, which imp a southwestern, Brazilian flair. The 6,000 square foot space can accommodate up to 200 guests. A private room which seats 30 is ideal for business luncheons and private pies and is equipped to accommodate video presentations. A large wine list, offering up to 50 varieties from around the world and full bar service, are available.

Fire of Brazil is located at 118 Perimeter Center West. The telephone number is 770.551.4367. The hours of operation are from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for lunch and from 4:30 to 11 p.m. for dinner, Monday - Sunday.

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