Eric Jurewicz, aka Fat Eric, and Tim Richards are opening Fat Eric’s, a new carryout/delivery business in Federal Hill, on Thursday, July 1. But this isn’t your typical takeout fare.
Eric, who is a Le Cordon Bleu-trained chef, will be preparing dishes like beef Wellington, caramelized salmon, fried catfish, ropa viejo (the shredded-beef Cuban classic), and more for your dinner. Each day, the chef will focus on just one meal.
For example, on July 2, customers can order coq au vin ($15.50); on July 27, Hungarian goulash ($14.50).
There’s a month worth of meals listed online and discounts for orders placed before 3 p.m. The shop is open Mon.-Sat., closed on Sunday.
There’s also casual fare like pizza, whole or by the slice; tossed salad, and placintas (potato pancakes). The meals are made from scratch and feature fresh ingredients, according to the restaurant’s website.
The delivery area encompasses zipcodes 21230, 21202, 21203, and 21231, or you can pick up your order. There is a $3.50 delivery charge.
The business partners, who hail from Minnesota and are headhunters, arrived in Baltimore not too long ago looking for better job opportunities. When they rented space in an old church on East Fort Avenue, they found inspiration in the church’s commercial kitchen, Tim said.
The idea of Fat Eric’s was soon born. Now, we’ll see what kind of life it will lead.