Oh the perils of that great American pastime known as the all-you-can-eat buffet! The white socks and sandals-donning patrons; the lack of excitement over stale, lamp-heated prime rib; and the fistfight that’s about to ensue if that blue-haired lady dares to take the last crab legs (you haven’t seen the last of me, Edna!). Ziggy Rzig of Pyramid Café fame has takes all the old notions and successfully reinvented the concept of the buffet in Omira—a welcome addition to the local scene with its Brazilian flair and world-cuisine style. Did I mention that along with killer plates like top sirloin, jerk chicken and Asian coleslaw, the place is stocked with a bevy of premium Belgian beers on tap? “They’re higher in alcohol—some of them are 11 percent,” the restaurateur boasts, as he prepares a flight, which goes for $8. “This is basically what Blue Moon wants to be,” Rzig continues, explaining the wonders of the pale Wittekerke. The grand dame, Kasteel Rouge, follows. “It makes all those other beers look bad,” Rzig, who’s the first in the state to have Rouge on tap, says. À votre santé! (Enrique Limón)
1005 S St Francis Dr., Ste. 105 780-5483.
Lunch and dinner daily,