Acut above the rest: Restaurants pull out all the stops to entice special-occasion guests


Like its signature steaks, the atmosphere is sizzling at Fogo de Chao on a Saturday night in Chicago. Guests are eating heartily, as Gauchos — southern Brazilian cowboys — wearing red scarves and traditional trousers scurry from table to table displaying skewers of juicy cuts of meat.

Fogo de Chao, an upscale Brazilian steakhouse with eight units in the United States and four in Brazil, is not your typical dining experience. And that's what makes it perfect for special

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