Churrasco is a Spanish and Portuguese term referring to grilled beef. In Brazil, it simply means barbecue. Churrasco was originally a method of spit-roasting cuts of meat by the fire. Churrascaria is a restaurant serving "all you can eat" grilled meats, where the waiters move around the restaurant with large skewers and sword length knives, slicing the meat in front of the diners on the plate. Enormous automated charcoal and wood rotisseries have replaced the outdoor fire pits. The slow, basting process still remains the same as it did nearly two centuries ago.