The owners of the now-defunct Ipanema Brazilian Grill atop the Harbor Steps, and Bellevue's Amazon Grill have resurfaced with a Brazilian-style steakhouse at the northern edge of Belltown. Its original name, Fogo Brazilian Steakhouse, was scrapped in favor of Fumaça Brazilian Steakhouse. According to the restaurant’s website, the original name apparently inspired the ire of a certain chain restaurant. Hmmm, I can’t imagine which one.
The restaurant has been softly open for dinner, but reports that it expands to lunch service today.
Much like Ipanema, Fumaça does rodizio-style service, meaning diners pay a fixed price (here $40 for dinner) to be regaled with boundless servings of grilled beef, lamb, pork, and chicken; usually places like this have an absurdly elaborate salad bar as well.
Over at Eater Seattle, Ronald Holden says the restaurant employes the red coaster/green coaster approach to controlling when and how much meat lands on your plate.