Best choice churrascaria (2008)
The all-you-can-eat meat feast called churrascaria has become commonplace around town; in fact, I even spotted one on Avenue B. Still, to save money and rub elbows with actual Brazilians one has to go to Newark's Ironbound, an easy ride on the PATH. Of the several I've reviewed there, current fave is Boi Na Brasa, off the beaten path in a strip mall decorated like a South American farmstead. The bacon-wrapped turkey is diverting, but I go right for the picanha and the blood-dripping beef rib. All meat is cooked over charcoal, and, even though there's a wine list, you can also bring your own.