Tri-City’s first Brazilian grill restaurant opens in Kennewick

The Tri-City’s first Brazilian grill restaurant is open and serving up beef, seafood, poultry and pork tableside.

Boiada Brazilian Grill opened to customers on May 30 at 8418 W. Gage Blvd., Kennewick, across the street from Costco near Columbia Center mall.

The cost to launch the 5,500-square-foot restaurant totaled $340,000.

The restaurant owners, the Dicenzo and Ferriera families, are native to Brazil.

Known in Portuguese as a churrascaria, a Brazilian steakhouse is unique in the way it serves meals.

Meat servers rotate through the restaurant with large skewers filled with various types and cuts of charcoal-grilled meat and honey-glazed pineapple. Side dishes, salads, desserts and a full bar also are offered.

Restaurant employees wear authentic south Brazilian attire, including meat servers dressed as a gaucho, or Brazilian cowboy.

One Stop Construction Inc. was the general contractor; Dallas Dicenzo is the owner.

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