Churrascaria PlataformaWho wouldn’t be thrilled with the promise of all-you-can-eat meat (aside from those pesky vegans, vegetarians, PETA members, Hindus, etc.)? Well, those Brazilians certainly have an affinity for the stuff in any and every conceivable variety. Pig? They got it. Lamb? They love it. Chickens? Finger lickin’ right they serve it. Turkey? Yup, and it’s wrapped in pig. Cow? And how! And let’s not forget our sea living friends, as there’s even some delicious salmon with cream sauce, not to mention shrimp, octopus, and a bunch of sushi if you have the room. This is the place to go with a large group, as there is a nice prix fixed deal that doesn’t involve any kind of menu, and thus avoids the inevitable hold-up over the picky guy who doesn’t know what to order. A huge salad bar (that encompasses a lot more than salad) adorns the middle of the huge, nicely decorated space. Go there first to get some greens and other non-red meat samples, but save room (you won’t regret skipping that third tuna roll.) Then the waiters descend upon you with their skewers of meat. They give you a little disk that is green on one side and red on the other, so you can stop the onslaught at any point to take a breather. We dare you to go through an entire meal without going red. We dare you. Everything is delicious, everything is rare (if you like it that way) and everything is sure to make your experience a good time. [MF]

316 W 49th St. (bet. 8th & 9th Ave.)