Shareef’s Grill Coming to Light Street in Federal Hill

| May 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Shareef’s Grill is opening next month at 1538 Light St. in Federal Hill. Shareef’s Grill is taking over a retail space that was home to Pizza Palace before it closed in recent weeks.

Shareef’s Grill is owned by Ronnie Faulcon, who also goes by Shareef which is the Muslim name he was given. Faulcon owns three food trucks, two Shareef’s House of Wraps locations, and The Grille by Shareef. He also owns a barber shop, and is under construction on a bed and breakfast in Southwest Baltimore.

Faulcon’s food businesses, which got started in 2010, specialize in wraps and rotisserie chicken. His wraps include fresh-cut broccoli, green peppers, yellow rice, and Shareef’s Specials Sauce. Fillings include steak, grilled chicken, teriyaki chicken, ground turkey, grilled lamb, salmon, jumbo shrimp, jumbo lump crabmeat, and a shrimp and jumbo lump crabmeat combination.

Rotisserie chicken comes in quarter, half, and whole portions and includes sides such as vegetable rice pilaf, vegetables, mac-n-cheese, and maple Old Bay French fries.

All the food at Faulcon’s businesses is Halal.

Faulcon purchased the business from the former owners of Pizza Palace. As the carryout space has served pizza for many years under many different owners, Faulcon plans to keep this tradition going by offering a few pies. The Pizza Palace team taught him how to make pizzas and use the pizza oven.

When Faulcon saw Pizza Palace was for sale, he saw it as an opportunity to bring his brand to South Baltimore as he already has locations in East Baltimore, West Baltimore, and Randallstown. He said that he loves that the new location is in a historical neighborhood. He has also seen the success his cousin Derrick Faulcon, who owns Home Main, has had in running a Black-owned business in Federal Hill.

Faulcon is undertaking a renovation of the interior and exterior of the restaurant space. There will be some interior seating, but Shareef’s Grill will rely mostly on carryout.

Shareef’s Grill will be open most days from 11am to 9pm, but Faulcon may add later hours on the weekends.


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