Real Fire Brazilian Grill owner Arlin Bleclic said he thinks area residents are ready for a different and exciting dining option—and that’s exactly what they are going to get with his new restaurant, set to open at the end of March.
Real Fire Brazilian Grill is slated to fill the old Bill Bateman’s location and will offer Brazilian style meats and pizzas served Rodizio style.
Bleclic explained that after customers are seated, servers will bring out all sorts of side dishes and diners will be given red and green cards, which single stop and go.
“The cards tell the servers when to come around and serve you,” Bleclic said. “They have skewers with different kinds of meat—chicken, sausage, pork—and they do the same thing with the pizza. We have several different styles.”
Bleclic, an Arnold resident, owned a Brazilian restaurant in Baltimore several years ago and has owned several restaurants in Brazil, where his wife is from. He said he has been looking for an ideal location to open Real Fire Brazilian Grill.
“I was looking for a restaurant that had a Brazilian flavor to it,” Bleclic said. “The old Bateman’s place has that style and lends itself to the atmosphere and type of restaurant we will be.”
It is well known around town that businesses in that location on Mitchells Chance Road tend to struggle. Within the last couple of years, two restaurants have closed.
Bleclic said he thinks Real Fire Brazilian Grill brings something different than the building’s previous tenants. He calls the restaurant a destination spot.
“The only Brazilian restaurants around are in Virginia, DC and Baltimore. There is nothing really like this close by,” Bleclic said. “I think we will be kind of a destination spot for a lot of people looking for this style of service and restaurant that don’t want to go to the bigger chain for whatever reasons.”
When it comes to getting people in the door, Bleclic said they are prepared to spread the word and provide quality service that will make people want to return. He sees Real Fire Brazilian Grill as an opportunity to offer something unique.
“I have been to a lot of restaurants in Annapolis and Edgewater and I haven’t been impressed with a lot of places,” Bleclic said. “I think we need something different and exciting. And I think this may fill that niche.”
Real Fire Brazilian Grill on March 30 and March 31. It will open for good April 1.
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