Churrascaria (shur-hawz-car-ree-ah) is the Portuguese word for “barbecue.” While Kansas Citians are used to low-and-slow barbecue, Brazilians do a hot-and-fast style of cooking. Instead of rubs, Brazilians use sal grosso or coarse sea salt to season the meat.
We like to say dining at Porto do Sul gives the diner a dinner -- and a show! Diners are invited to start their meal at the Harvest Table where 55 salads and hot dishes are on the buffet followed by gaucho chefs who carve meats cooked to perfection on the plate at tableside.
The restaurant also offers a full bar with traditional Brazilian cocktails, happy hour menu, fabulous desserts and home to the Xtudo, a two-fisted whopper of a burger served between two gluten-free cheesebread waffles.
Co-owners Edson and Leonice (leo-NEE-see) Ludwig grew up in rural farming communities in southern Brazil settled by the many German immigrants who made their home in Brazil. They opened Porto do Sul in 2015 with the goal of putting a warm and welcoming face on traditional Brazilian-style hospitality!