You have often heard me say that I love to save more- so that I can “live” more. Using coupons, doing DIY projects and thrifting can save money on items you would already be buying- so that you can use that savings toward a little fun.
You can use this strategy when it comes to vacations too. Preparing meals ahead of time and bringing them along, can save on dinner so you can spend the savings on local entertainment. Or doing cereal and peanut butter and jelly so that you can splurge on a special dinner. And speaking of splurging… I recently had the opportunity to try the perfect place to splurge (money and diet)- Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse in Myrtle Beach.
When we told our neighbors we were headed to Myrtle Beach for the first time, they said we had to try Rioz- but to be sure to bring our appetite. They weren’t kidding!
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse is an all you can eat wonderland! For one set price, you get an endless salad bar, Brazilian fave sides and 15 different cuts of beef, pork, lamb, and poultry ! (Be sure to check out the local tourism coupon booklets and your hotel/resort for discount offers)
Here’s how it works.
You start your first course at the “salad bar”- I put quotes on this because it truly is MORE than just a salad bar. They have salad of course, but also fresh sushi, couscous, roasted bacon and potatoes, Alfredo, soup and more! Let’s just say it’s salad bar for days! And if you favor a vegetarian menu, they have an option to just buy the salad bar (which would totally be filling on it’s own).
But you have to be sure not to fill up on the first course, because there’s more! Now’s the time to take a big breath- it’s time for the meat. Turn your token card over to GREEN and let the Gaucho’s know to bring amazing meat right to your table (on big skewers). They tell you what type of meat it is and you can decide if you want to try it. That’s one of my favorite parts. Being an indecisive person, I did not have to choose just one- I could try them all! This is fun because it lets you try new varieties too. For instance, I would probably never order lamb chops, but I was able to try some at Rioz. My fave by far was the House Special Sirloin. So very flavorful and tender.
And if the salad bar and meat wasn’t enough. They also bring around traditional fried polenta, grilled plantains and mashed potatoes. The gauchos also bring cinnamon grilled pineapple on the skewers (my little fruit fiend loved this one!). And speaking of your little ones, kids 6 and under eat FREE! (yes free!)
At some point you either get so overwhelmed by the amazing food passing by or your tummy just can’t hold anymore (for that moment). When that happens, you just turn over your token to RED and let the gauchos know you don’t need any more (for right now). Then flip it back Green if you catch a second wind!
If you are planning a trip to Myrtle Beach I highly recommend figuring Rioz into your budget- the experience and the food are worth the splurge.
Have you been to Rioz? How was your experience?
Rioz Brazilian Steakhouse hosted my family for our wonderful meal. All opinions are my own- and I would definitely go back!