Texas de Brazil

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“That buffet is a work of art. Everything you would want to eat with meat is there.”

Perhaps the last place you’d expect to find a yoga instructor is an all-you-can-eat Brazilian steakhouse, but Omri, a well-known NYC Bikram instructor and wellbeing motivator, has no qualms about enjoying his fair share of meat. His recent birthday dinner at Texas de Brazil on the Upper East Side was not only delicious, it was his “best restaurant experience of the year.”

Combining classic Brazilian churrascaria with the “generous spirit of Texas,” Texas de Brazil, which has locations all over North America, is best known for its endless parade of slow-roasted meats complemented by an oversized buffet of sauces, sides, salads, and desserts. It’s a nonstop feast—until you turn over your stop button, of course.

As befitting a yogi, Omri suggests a strategy of restraint and patience to make the most out of a meal. Go for the steaks, he says, and take only small portions from the buffet in order to try as many of them as possible. “My buffet plate was like a painting… a masterpiece that I was going to eat with my steak.”

And most importantly, don’t be afraid to take breaks during the meal to make room for more. “We used the staircase to do stretches in between cuts of meat,” Omri says.

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