About our Restaurant

The story of our Gaúchos and our country is as robust as the meat you will enjoy at TG  SteakHouse.  

 In the early 1800’s, European immigrants settled in the Southern region of Brazil, specifically in the Rio Grande do Sul state, where the fertile, grassy plains were perfect for finding new and better opportunities for their families.

There Brazilian settlers were excellent horsemen so they quickly became adept at rising and herding cattle imported from Cabo Verde. The settlers, our ancestors, became known as Gaúchos. The Gaúchos were a strong and proud people who loved their land. In addition to raising cattle and other livestock, they farmed sweet and fresh vegetables and fruit.

A unique type of cooking, inspired by the Gaúchos, was called churrasco (pronounced shoo.rhas’.ko). After digging pits in the ground, the Gaúchos would start a fire with wood from the rangelands of the Pampas. Once the fire turned to embers, large portions of prime meats were skewered and slowly roasted to perfection over the fire pits.

As groups of families would gather for meals, Gaúchos would carry bountiful portions of skewered meats, along with fruits and vegetables, to the table. Using traditional knives, which Gaúchos wore on their belts, they sliced thin and tender pieces of meat. The succulent meats were served, continuously to all. In the mid-1980’s, an enterprising Gaúchos had the idea of turning this concept into a restaurant. This unique style of preparing and serving food is the tradition of the Brazilian Gaúchos. 

The Churrascaria is now a staple of Brazilian life today – and an experience we would like to share with you in our Churrascaria. TG STEAKHOUSE , meaning ‘Tradition of Gauchos (Tradicao Gaucha)’ in Portuguese, is proud to offer the tradition dishes and especial cuts of meets.