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Flavor File: New Brazilian steakhouse, Spurs’ Three-Pointer tribute sandwich and a happier Hotel Havana

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AT&T Center’s own towering inferno of fat


Fans of the meat sweats and carnivorous buffets are in for a treat these days, as Loopland has gotten a new Brazilian steakhouse. Galpão Gaucho (20079 Stone Oak Pkwy, Ste 3100, (210) 497-2500) is a casual and contemporary experience without the exorbitant prices found at other establishments. For now, unlimited meat service is priced at $21.50 for lunch and $29.50 for dinner and includes 12 cuts of meat like house favorites picanha (noble sirloin), ribeye and lamb chops (vegetarians can enjoy a 25-item gourmet salad bar). Happy hour is available Monday through Friday from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. and features authentic caipirinha and pisco sours.

In other meaty news, the AT&T Center and food service Aramark, announced a new Finals-worthy sandwich before Game 1. The Three-Pointer, a tribute to Timmy, Manu and Tony, includes three barbecued meats (pork, smoked beef brisket and sausage), three cheeses (Texas havarti, Muenster and queso fresco), Mexican Coca Cola caramelized onions and a choice of sauce (root beer BBQ, adobo BBQ or Creole mustard BBQ) sandwiched between three slices of Texas Toast. Tasty, no? The Three-Pointer, $12.50, will be available again come Game 5 on June 15.

Hotel Havana (1015 Navarro, (210) 222-2008) is beefing up their happy hour. Unwind from a hectic workday Monday through Thursday from 4 to 7 p.m. with $3 to $5 snacks (tostones, huitlacoche quesadillas, salsa platters) and similarly priced drinks including $4 mojitos, $3 Barone Fini pinot grigio, $4 Castillo de Monseran garnacha and $3 Shiners.

’Tis the season for bandwagon soccer fans to clamor around a TV: The 2014 FIFA World Cup kicks off Thursday, June 12. You can watch most of the game play at Freetail Brewing Co. (4035 N 1604 W, Ste 105, (210) 395-4974), but make sure to arrive early for U.S. matches. Look for a list of World Cup viewing parties at sacurrent.com.

The next 45 days at Mixtli (5251 McCullough, (832) 520-8928) are going to be especially rad. The progressive Mexican eatery will focus on the gastronomy of Mexico City subway stations starting July 9 through August 21. The menu for “El Metro” will include all manner of street food, including quesadillas, tortas, tostadas, gorditas and tamales with a modern twist prepared by chefs Diego Galicia and Rico Torres. Tickets sell out quickly so don’t sleep on this.

Food porn brings out the voyeur in all of us. We’re keeping tabs on where and what locals are eating with the #SAfoodpics hashtag. Use the tag on your food photos on Instagram and Twitter for a chance to be included in our weekly roundup. Let’s see those drool-worthy pics, San Anto.

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