World Cup of Meat: Exquisite Cuisine in America from the Eight Remaining World Cup Countries

We’re down to eight teams left in the World Cup, which means we’re edging closer to a six-week stretch where baseball is the only game in town. In the meantime, I took it upon myself to do intrepid research about the meaty dish from each remaining country I’d most like to be inside me. As Katy Perry once said, no regrets — just love. This is what I found:


bauru sandwich

Dish: Bauru sandwich
What it is: Bauru sliced filet mignon with queijo prato (Brazilian soft cheese) and tomato on a baguette.
Photo from: Beco (Brookyln, NY)


bandeja de paisa

Dish: Bandeja Paisa
What it is: Steak, chorizo sausage, pork rinds, beans, rice, fried egg, and flatbread
Photo from: Antojitos Colombianos (San Diego, CA)


filet mignon

Dish: Filet Mignon
What it is: Pan-seared black angus filet mignon with pommes landaises (potatoes fried in duck fat) and white truffle oil
Photo from: L’ardoise (San Francisco, CA)


milwaukee brat house

Dish: Sausage Sampler Platter
What it is: Bratwurst, Italian, Hot Hungarian, and Polish sausages with sautéed onions and red peppers, sauerkraut and mushrooms
Photo from: Milwaukee Brat House (Milwaukee, WI)


double dutch dip

Dish: Double Dutch Dip
What it is: Roast beef, baby swiss and sautéed onions on a buttery roll with au jus.
Photo from: deBoer Bakkerij (Holland, MI)

Costa Rica

papito sandwich

Dish: Papito Sandwich
What it is: Ribeye steak, sautéed onions, cheese, beans, hot peppers, and Lizano sauce
Photo from: Irazu (Chicago, IL)


tango sur

Dish: Parillada Para Uno (indirect heat BBQ for one)
What it is: grilled short ribs, sausage, beef sweetbread, and black sausage
Photo from: Tango Sur (Chicago, IL)


Belga Cafe

Dish: Mussels “Hoegaarden” w/ fries
What it is: Mussels with white ale, bacon, and celery
Photo from: Belga Cafe (Washington D.C.)

[Photos via Yelp and restaurants’ pages]

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