My boyfriend Conrad and I have been dating for over three years now, and we typically stick to our favorite local places. But we LOVE trying new places and mixing it up every now and then.

So going to Texas De Brazil at Perkins Rowe was a great change of scenery and pace for us — and was an entire dining experience. I’m sharing it all today from what’s on the menu, how it works and my tips for, well, survival. You gotta go into this date night with a plan!

What is Texas De Brazil?

Texas de Brazil is a churrascaria restaurant, which basically means it’s a steakhouse on steroids. There’s a serve-yourself salad bar and hot bar and ALL YOU CAN EAT meats delivered to your table.

The menu is one-price ($42.99) for all you can eat. Or you can opt for just the salad bar ($24.99). There’s also a separate drink menu and dessert menu — which you should totally include in your budget.

Navigating The Salad Bar + Hot Bar

Once you’re seated, you’re free to start your journey at the salad bar. There you’ll find over 40 options of things like Couscous Salad, Sushi, Smoked Salmon, Manchego Cheese, Shrimp Salad, Pineapple Carpaccio, Goat Cheese Terrine, Homemade Crostini and much more.

This is all self-serve, so grab a plate and load up — but be careful that you don’t eat too much! Remember, all you can eat meats are headed to your table.

There is also a self-serve hot bar that includes items like Brazilian Black Beans, Lobster Bisque (omg so good!), Brazilian Cheese Bread, Sauteed Mushrooms, Potatoes au Gratin, Jasmine Rice and Moqueca Fish Stew.

Bring On The Meats!

Once you’re back to your table, you’ll have mashed potatoes and bread served family style at the table. You’ll also have Cinnamon Sugar Bananas, which serve as a palate cleanser. So now the fun part starts — the meats!

The servers are buzzing around with skewers of meats. When they get to your table, they carve slices directly from the cooking skewers onto your plate.

The meat menu includes Herb-Marinated Pork Loin, Picanha, Brazilian Sausage, Leg of Lamb, Chicken Breast Wrapped in Bacon, Alcatra, Lamb Chops, Filet Mignon Wrapped in Bacon (my personal fave), Parmesan-Crusted Pork Loin, Garlic Picanha, Braised Beef Ribs, Barbecued Pork Ribs, Parmesan Drumettes, Filet Mignon and Flank Steak.

You can also make a “special request” at any time. If you had a meat you love, you can ask them to bring it to you again for seconds… or thirds.

There’s a little card on your table to flip over, which tells the servers you’re ready for more! Basically, the green side means go (aka… bring me all the meats) and the red side means stop (aka… I need a minute to breathe).

We kept ours on the green side until the very end, which in hindsight we probably should have slowed down a bit because saving room for dessert was TOUGH!

So one tip is to pace yourself.

Save a little room for Dessert

We were stuffed but there was no way we could turn down dessert after the server brought every single option to our table for us to choose.

The dessert menu includes Carrot Cake, Brazilian Flan, Pecan Pie, Brazilian Papaya Cream, Key Lime Pie, Crème Brûlée, Coconut Chess Pie, Bananas Foster Pie… and our top pick: the Cheesecake. Somehow we managed to eat every single bite.

What To Expect After

You’ll be REALLY full, so don’t plan too many activities after dinner. A good option would be to walk down the street to the Cinemark to catch a movie. Or grab an after-dinner coffee at Starbucks.

My Top 3 Tips For A Successful Texas De Brazil Dinner:

1- Go Early

Our reservation was for 4PM, which was PERFECT. It wasn’t crowded, which means we got great service with little wait time. Plus, going early means you can make it a one-meal day. We skipped lunch and had an early dinner.

2- Eat Light Before

I’ve heard of people fasting the day before they go to Texas De Brazil. While you might not need to take it that seriously, I do recommend eating breakfast and skipping lunch or just having a snack to hold you over.

3- Wear Comfortable Clothes

Stretchy pants might not be appropriate, but wear your next closest thing. Skip the tight-fitted shirts and dresses.

Show Your Rowe

There ya have it — our full date night experience at Texas De Brazil! Do you have any tips of your own? Next time you visit, be sure to use #ShowYourRowe!

Perkins Rowe Hosts 2nd Wild Day at the Rowe

BATON ROUGE, LA – Join Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo for the 2nd Wild Day at the Rowe event on Saturday, November 10 from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at Perkins Rowe.

This family-friendly event will include ambassador animals from the Baton Rouge Zoo, live music from DJ Bob, children’s activities, face painting, corn hole games and more! There will also be an interactive music performance by Bloco Jarcare.

“What could be more fantastic that bringing our animal ambassadors & wild animal facts to one of Baton Rouge’s most family-friendly settings. The Zoo is for everyone and every age. We are looking forward to bringing that excitement & education to the community with another amazing day at the Rowe,” said Phil Frost, Zoo Director.

Throughout the event, attendees can learn more about the ambassador animals and take photos with them in the Great Hall, the covered area in front of Cinemark. NOTE: This is not a petting zoo.

A Zoo representative will also host live presentations with a different ambassador animal at the following times. These animals could include, but are not limited to: Tenrec, Speckled King Snake, Screech Owl, Bearded Dragon, Legless Lizard, Box Turtle and more.

  • 10:00 – 10:15 am
  • 10:45 – 11:00 am
  • 11:30 – 11:45 am
  • 12:15 – 12:45 pm

Perkins Rowe is located on the corner of Perkins Road and Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge, La. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information on the event, please connect with us on Facebook or visit ourwebsite.

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About Perkins Rowe

Baton Rouge’s premier mixed-use destination, Perkins Rowe blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential and grocery in a pedestrian-friendly environment that appeals to both regional tourists and local residents. Perkins Rowe features 375,000 square feet of retail space, including anchors Barnes & Noble, Cinemark, CVS, The Fresh Market and LA Fitness; 135,000 square feet of office space; and more than 306 multi-family units. For more information, visit www.perkinsrowe.com or connect with us onFacebook and Instagram.


About BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo


BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo is a place where people connect with animals, including tigers, giraffes, rhinos and alligators. The world-class Realm of the Tiger, Flamingo Cove, Giants of the Islands, Safari Playground, L’aquarium de Louisiane, and KidsZoo exhibits offer fun and education for all ages.

 

Rock N Rowe Returns to Perkins Rowe

BATON ROUGE, LA –Dust off your lawn chairs and grab your dancing shoes, Perkins Rowe will kick off its fall Rock N Rowe concert series with live music by The Semi-Tones on Thursday, August 30. The series will occur each Thursday from 6:00 – 9:00pm between August 30 and October 18.

The 2018 fall lineup includes:

  • Thursday, August 30 – The Semi-Tones
  • Thursday, September 6 – Minos the Saint
  • Thursday, September 13 – Burnhouse
  • Thursday, September 20 – Singer/Songwriter Night
  • Thursday, September 27 – Chase Tyler Band
  • Thursday, October 4 – Rusty Yates Band
  • Thursday, October 11 – The Anteeks w/ performances by School of Rock
  • Thursday, October 18 – Phat Hat

 

Perkins Rowe is located on the corner of Perkins Road and Bluebonnet Boulevard in Baton Rouge, La. All Rock N Rowe events are free and open to the public.

For more information on the concert series, or to stay up-to-date on all events at Perkins Rowe, connect with us onFacebook or visit our website.

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Baton Rouge’s premier mixed-use destination, Perkins Rowe blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential and grocery in a pedestrian-friendly environment that appeals to both regional tourists and local residents. Perkins Rowe features 375,000 square feet of retail space, including anchors Barnes & Noble, Cinemark, CVS, The Fresh Market and LA Fitness; 135,000 square feet of office space; and more than 306 multi-family units. For more information, visit www.perkinsrowe.com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

Contact:
Erinn Sala
Marketing Manager, Perkins Rowe
esala@trademarkproperty.com

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BATON ROUGE, Louisiana {Mar. 5, 2018) – Perkins Rowe is set to embark on the property’s first major redevelopment since opening nearly 11 years ago. The multi-million dollar investment will begin later this year and include a variety of projects across the entirety of the property, which encompasses 874,000 square feet of retail, office, multi-family and F&B.

“Lots of thought, anticipation and planning have gone into what we are now ready to unveil,” stated Tommy Miller, Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer. “The result will not only modernize and beautify Perkins Rowe but it will also make us better able to satisfy our commitment to the local community and the arts.”

One of the most notable aspects of the work will take place in Magnolia Park on the east side of the property next to Anthropologie, Paris Parker, Sur La Table and J.Crew. Activating Magnolia Park will include the addition of a building focused on innovative food & beverage concepts, an activated public space with gathering areas and game venues and plans to make this area more vibrant. The soon-to-be-complete Picardy Avenue Extension project will offer direct access to this segment of Perkins Rowe.

Other enhancements will include a renovation of the main Town Square, including a bandstand, water feature and new seating areas, and the addition of murals by local artists throughout the property. Additional storefronts will be added to East Market Street with fresh new facades perfect for service-oriented tenants. Visitors will also enjoy a more welcoming parking garage and updates to the directional signage.

Perkins Rowe is celebrating the announcement of the redevelopments by hosting an inaugural Food Truck Round Up at the Rowe on Friday, March 9 from 6 – 8pm. For more information visit PerkinsRowe.com.

For leasing inquiries please contact Daniel Goldware at dgoldware@trademarkproperty.com or 225-767-2001.

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About Perkins Rowe.
Baton Rouge’s premier mixed-use destination, Perkins Rowe blends shopping, dining, entertainment, office, residential and grocery in a pedestrian-friendly environment that appeals to both regional tourists and local residents. Perkins Rowe features 375,000 square feet of retail space, including anchors Barnes & Noble, Cinemark, CVS, The Fresh Market and LA Fitness; 135,000 square feet of office space; and more than 306 multi-family units with an additional 340 units under construction. For more information, visit www.perkinsrowe.com or connect with us on Facebook and Instagram.

About Trademark Property Co.

Trademark Property Co. is an operator, investor and developer of award-winning, mixed-use town centers, specialty, community, power centers and enclosed regional malls. Having celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2017, Fort Worth, Texas-based Trademark has invested in or developed more than 11.8 million square feet of retail and mixed-use assets worth more than $2.5 billion. Trademark’s experienced team of 120 employees is responsible for approximately 6.6 million square feet of retail and mixed-use projects currently in operation or development/redevelopment, including: Alliance Town Center (Fort Worth, Texas), Burr Ridge Village Center (Chicago, Illinois), Glades Plaza (Boca Raton, Florida), Hillside Village (Cedar Hill, Texas), La Palmera (Corpus Christi, Texas), Market Street Flowood (Flowood, Mississippi), Market Street – The Woodlands (The Woodlands, Texas), First Street Napa (Napa, California), Perkins Rowe (Baton Rouge, Louisiana), Rice Village (Houston, Texas), Saddle Creek (Germantown, Tennessee), Victory Park (Dallas, Texas), Watters Creek (Allen, Texas), Waterside (Fort Worth, Texas), and WestBend (Fort Worth, Texas). For more information, visit www.trademarkproperty.com or interact on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

You’ve heard of Aveda and it’s global reputation for stellar (and environmentally friendly) hair, skin and body care, but did you know we have a local Aveda salon right here in Perkins Rowe? We sat down with Christina, the manager of Paris Parker to get the story on all things Aveda and beauty.

What do you want customers to know about your store?

We are totally focused on our guests—we work to deliver an exceptional experience every single time. Our whole team is willing to go that extra mile to make sure guests leave feeling beautiful, inside and out. And we’ve got the awards to back it up—we’ve been named the Best Hair Salon by 225 Magazine four times, and Elle Magazine named us as one of the top 100 salons in America (you can check out all of our awards here!).

Paris Parker is unique in that we are both a family owned business and a part of a larger organization with a beautiful set of standards. Our team is always learning, evolving and keeping up the trends—you can sit in any chair here and know your stylist has gone through extensive training and put a lot of time and love into their craft.

What’s your favorite aspect of being at Perkins Rowe?

I love the sense of community we have at Perkins Rowe. From all the amazing businesses, to the fabulous residents and the shoppers, there are good vibes all around. It is truly a one-stop-shop for all your shopping, creative and beauty needs—whether you want groceries, books, a killer new look, a movie or drinks with a friend, it’s the perfect place to be.

What Paris Parker products and services are trending right now?

Color services are always trending, and now that we are deep into fall, people are going for the rich, warm tones of the season. Guests are also loving lash extensions right now (we’ve heard them described as “LIFE CHANGING” quite a few times)—these extensions look gorgeous on everyone and reduce your get ready time in the morning because your eyes will pop on their own. And people absolutely cannot get enough of Aveda’s new Texture Tonic spray. It’s the go-to to get those coveted beachy waves, and it’s made with Epsom salts and sugar, which keeps hair from drying out.

What are your current sales and promotions?

  • New to the salon? Here’s $20 toward your first service.
  • Already love us? Share the love with a friend! You’ll get a $25 gift, and they’ll get $20 toward their first service.
  • Doing some holiday shopping? Get a $20 Aveda gift when you buy a $100 gift card. Plus, we have a ton of other holiday offers (find them all here!), and we have pre-wrapped Holiday Gift Sets full of Aveda goodies to make your Christmas shopping a breeze. Holiday promotions expire 12/24/17.

What’s your elevator pitch to customers?

We are here for all your beauty needs. Whether you are looking for skin, body, hair care or makeup, you are in good hands (literally) with our expertly trained stylists and high quality Aveda products. We can’t wait to make your day!

Ready to book your appointment? You can book it online here. You can also visit us at www.parisparker.com, and follow us on Facebook and Instagram.