Eric Fooy and Baltimore have been growing up together in the world of artisan cocktails and restaurant service over the span of the last fifteen years. From his roots at The Owl bar to the cutting edge of Ixia, you can taste the history of cocktails and Baltimore in his creations. An amazing foundation, the spirit, imagination, a curious nature, and the desire to sling the best drink you’ve ever tasted.
Creating an experience is what gets him excited to work. Connecting with patrons keeps him there. Driven by a high standard of excellence, an insight into people, he gives what he expects, an environment filled with amazing flavor, a balanced palate, and a touch of nostalgia. Dark or light, bitter or sweet, a series of questions that starts this relationship between you and Eric, building a liquid memory together. He is well known for creative questioning and on the fly engineering that leaves you wanting more.
Although he is often known for his “Street Smarts”, his on the field experience, quick thinking and imagination, he has also continued his formal education through courses such as Barsmarts Wired, International Sommelier Guild and national seminars.
Over his career, respect for Eric has come from more than his cocktails. A natural leader, he is looked to for his meticulous attention to detail and quick problem solving in day to day operations. He has used these traits to build an impressive professional network that he can call upon when needed.
Eric’s mixture of confidence, experience, knowledge and charisma creates a lasting memory with every pour.
You can currently catch one of his signature cocktails at B&O or Rye Bar in Fells Point, – One of Esquire Magazines 2014 top bars in America.