The menu at Peli Peli, a South African restaurant with three locations in Houston, features a number of grilled meat entrees “from the braai”—the Afrikaans term for a social meeting that includes barbecuing. For his version of espetada, chef Friedman threads beef fillet tips on a long skewer and serves it with stewed carrots, sauteed spinach and roast potatoes. The presentation turns heads as the dish is carried through the restaurant.

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