The first Boston location of international Brazilian steakhouse chain Fogo de Chão is opening "soon" in the old location of The Palm at the Westin Copley, according to a job posting on Craigslist. The restaurant's website merely states "Fall 2012" for the opening. The Brazil-based churrascaria has 25 locations spread across Brazil and the US, and the Boston location, first announced late last year, is now hiring for all positions.
The meatstravaganza features 16 cuts of meat that are carved off a skewer and onto diners' plates tableside, and for those who want something other than meat with a side of meat, a salad bar is available, probably hidden in a dark corner somewhere. The name of the restaurant, which is pronounced fo-go dèe shoun, according to the Craigslist posting, means "ground fire," probably a reference to the fact that the meat is cooked over open flames. In order to make it as easy as possible to sit in one place and eat mountains of meat, diners merely have to signal the servers to bring more food by flipping a colored card to the green side. (There's also a red side to indicate that a table is finished eating or maybe in the middle of a major health crisis.)
Update: The Westin Copley tweets that it will open in early November.