Monday, May 5, 2008

Mr Skewer & Co. Brazilian Grill

I was waiting for months for this Brazilian style sort-of fast food spot to open on 14th Street between 5th. and 6th. Ave. Finally, open about 2 weeks, I have eaten here twice and enjoyed both experiences. This new joint offers churascarria style meats as well as other south american specialties including empanadas as well as specialty sandwiches and salads. Of course, the star of the show is the meat and for a fraction of a real churascarria without the huge salad bar offerings the meat here is delicious. On my first visit, I ate the skirt steak seasoned with sea salt which was perfectly cooked and seasoned delicately served with cheese bread balls(no lie)and two sides which I ordered steamed and grilled veggies which were fine and cost $11.95. Today, I tried the guacho burger for $8.45 which is served on the homemade cheese bread with caramelized onions, mixed greens, and brazilian vinaigrette. This is one rockin' burger, mine was a teeny overcooked to medium well, I asked for medium, but was highly seasoned and super tasty especially on the cheese bread. Mr. Skewer also seves grilled chicken, turkey, salmon, chorizo and other steak cuts which all look like good bets. The salads with dressing on the side appeared slightly boring as the meat here reigns supreme. There is a bathroom in the rear for your after dining comfort.

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