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Real Fire Brazilian Grill Will Offer New Atmosphere

The restaurant is set to open up in March in the old Bill Bateman’s location.

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.

See Also:

  • Real Fire Brazilian Grill Coming to Edgewater

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Bella April 07, 2013 at 12:57 AM
I never do reviews but decided I had to share this one. My husband and I have been to Fogo de Chao plenty of times and know what a Brazilian steakhouse is like. For the price here, it's well worth it. The cuts of meat could have been better marinated and juicier but they were still pretty good. We like ours medium well.The pizza was amazing and the salad bar could've had better options or maybe a better display but what it did offer was pretty good as well. I guess I'm a bit biased because Fogo de Chao tends to spoil you but you do pay a hefty price!! So if you're in the mood for some good pieces of steak and maybe some pizza for the kiddies this is definitely the place to try. Our waitress who had only been there a day, made it seem like she had been there since they opened. She was super friendly,knowledgeable and even though we were in a large booth in a corner, she made sure we were taken care of. The men passing around the meats could've picked up the pace and been more attentive but the rest of the staff was awesome. I highly recommend the Guarana which is a Brazilian soda. I'm sure, as the owner has pointed out, when all the kinks are worked out this place will be a hit. My husband and I are always looking for new places to eat out with friends and I have to agree the one's here locally aren't that great. Will definitely be returning with the familia and friends. Oh and btw some homemade hot sauce and peppers would knock it out of the park for us :)
TM April 07, 2013 at 01:07 AM
With the exception of possibly the Ribeye none of those cuts of meat on their menu would stand up to med-well cooking without drying completely out - it's a simple matter of science honestly. Alot of what we had last Saturday was overcooked by accident I'm 99% certain. I'm glad to hear positive experiences coming out since the opening even if some of these reviews are - how do I say this humbly? - well I can't - a bit skewed... ;)
Bella April 07, 2013 at 01:37 AM
@TM well i guess idk what they give us at Fogo de Chao but we always ask for med well and all the cuts of meat are never overcooked and really juicy. But i do have to agree with you that the meat might be overcooked. Sorry if my review seems a bit skewed to you. Just giving my honest opinion.
TM April 09, 2013 at 05:57 PM
Bella don't mind me - I'm just a less-than-humble self-proclaimed food snob. Harmless otherwise - your feedback is valuable for sure in the overall scheme of things ;)
Brian Strausser April 14, 2013 at 10:11 PM
I ate there last night....the food was awesome!

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